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Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers:Poetical Science
     

Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers:Poetical Science

by Betty Alexandra Toole
 
Ada Byron,Lady Lovelace, was one of the first to write programs for, and predict, the impact of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843. Beautiful and charming she was often characterized as "mad and bad" as was her illustrious father. This edition emphasizes Ada unique human talent of integrating imagination, poetry and science. She was 19th century woman with

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Ada Byron,Lady Lovelace, was one of the first to write programs for, and predict, the impact of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843. Beautiful and charming she was often characterized as "mad and bad" as was her illustrious father. This edition emphasizes Ada unique human talent of integrating imagination, poetry and science. She was 19th century woman with a foot firmly planted in the 21st century.

Editorial Reviews

Howard Rheingold
Companion and partner of Charles Babbage, Ada was on of the most picturesque characters in the history of technology....
Michael Steinberg
Ada the Enchantress of Numbers is... "Beyond Stereotypes"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012339751
Publisher:
Critical Connection
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Betty Alexandra Toole Ed.D received her Bachelors and Doctorate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and has written extensively about Ada Lovelace from her first article in 1987 "Poetical Science" for the Byron Journal to co-authoring "Ada and the First Computer" and for the May 1999 issue of Scientific American which was translated into many languages. Her first two versions of Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers received excellent reviews and were inspiration for the movie "Conceiving Ada," a chapter in James Gleick's "Information" and perhaps Stoppard's play .......Arcadia.

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