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Passages from the life of a philosopher

Author: Charles Babbage
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mathematician and engineer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is best remembered for his automatic 'calculating machines', the forerunner of modern computers. Babbage looks back on his life and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biografías
Named Person: Charles Babbage
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Babbage
ISBN: 9781108037884 1108037887
OCLC Number: 773019569
Notes: Reprod. facs. de la ed. de: London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864.
Description: XII, 496 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. My ancestors; 2. Childhood; 3. Boyhood; 4. Cambridge; 5. Difference engine no. 1; 6. Statement relative to the difference engine, drawn up by the late Sir H. Nicolas from the author's papers; 7. Difference engine no. 2; 8. Of the analytical engine; 9. Of the mechanical notation; 10. The exhibition of 1862; 11. The late Prince Consort; 12. Recollections of the Duke of Wellington; 13. Recollections of Wollaston, Davy, and Rogers; 14. Recollections of Laplace, Biot, and Humboldt; 15. Experience by water; 16. Experience by fire; 17. Experience amongst workmen; 18. Picking locks and deciphering; 19. Experience in St. Giles's; 20. Theatrical experience; 21. Electioneering experience; 22. Scene from a new after-piece; 23. Experience at courts; 24. Experience at courts; 25. Railways; 26. Street nuisances; 27. Wit; 28. Hints for travellers; 29. Miracles; 30. Religion; 31. A vision; 32. Various reminiscences; 33. The author's contributions to human knowledge; 34. The author's further contributions to human knowledge; 35. Results of science; 36. Agreeable recollections; Appendix; List of Mr. Babbage's printed papers.
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection.
Responsibility: Charles Babbage.

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