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Title The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage / Sydney Padua.
Author Padua, Sydney, author, artist.
Publication New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
Edition First edition.
Description 315 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # FIC PADUA
Note "With interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine. Embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams."
"The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Cover.
Summary Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage's plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered computer, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is wonderfully whimsical, utterly unusual, and, above all, entirely irresistible.
Subject Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Computers -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Graphic novels.
Alt Title Lovelace and Babbage
ISBN 0307908275 (hardcover) :
9780307908278 (hardcover) :

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