Alan Turing: Computing Genius and Wartime Code Breaker

Alan Turing: Computing Genius and Wartime Code Breaker

by Harry Henderson
     
 

Makers of Modern Science is a 10-volume set that profiles the lives and achievements of scientists who made notable contributions to the advancement of science and society. Each volume covers a scientist whose work has had a major impact on a particular field. The scientist's accomplishments are discussed, including the scientific principles and personal struggles

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Makers of Modern Science is a 10-volume set that profiles the lives and achievements of scientists who made notable contributions to the advancement of science and society. Each volume covers a scientist whose work has had a major impact on a particular field. The scientist's accomplishments are discussed, including the scientific principles and personal struggles underlying his or her work. Employing an array of primary sources-diaries, memoirs, letters, and contemporary news accounts-as well as secondary sources, the set depicts the human drama of scientific work, the challenge of research, and the exhilaration and rewards of discovery.

Alan Turing recounts the life and career of the 20th-century British mathematician who made significant contributions to mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and code breaking. The book discusses how Turing's innovative mathematical techniques helped to crack the Enigma code used by the Nazis during World War II and is a fine introduction to this pioneer whose originality and vision contributed to myriad fields in modern science and mathematics.

Alan Turing includes approximately 30 photographs and line illustrations, a chronology, a glossary, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Makers of Modern Science is an essential set for students, teachers, and general readers that provides a factual look at the lives and outstanding accomplishments of prominent scientists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816061754
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Makers of Modern Science Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,203,733
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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