Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers
A Novel of Ada Lovelace

by Jennifer Chiaverini

  • Publisher : Dutton
  • Release : 2018-11-27
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1101985216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Cherished Reader, Should you come upon Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini . . . consider yourself quite fortunate indeed. . . . Chiaverini makes a convincing case that Ada Byron King is a woman worth celebrating."--USA Today New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace--Lord Byron's daughter and the world's first computer programmer. The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage--the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine--will define her destiny. Enchantress of Numbers unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing--a young woman who stepped out of her father's shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.

Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers

Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers
A Selection from the Letters of Lord Byron's Daughter and Her Description of the First Computer

by Ada King Countess of Lovelace

  • Publisher : Cartech Incorporated
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Toole did research for more than eight years, burying herself in British archives and libraries to narrate and edit this extraordinary collection of letters written by Ada Lovelace. Not only do they outline Ada's ingenuity for the sciences, but they also enlighten us on all aspects of Lady Lovelace's multidimensional life: her passionate desire to flourish in a "man's world," her battle with drug addiction and chronic sickness, and her efforts as a mother and wife. Lovelace also had a reputation as a wild gambler and a lover. Ada was one of the first to write programs of instructions for Babbage's Analytical Engines, the famous precursors to the modern digital computer. Ada's letters are some of the classic founding documents of cybernetics and computer science, written nearly a century before ENIAC.

Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers

Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers
Poetical Science

by Betty Alexandra Toole

  • Publisher : Betty Alexandra Toole
  • Release : 2010-10-14
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0615398162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 e-book edition, Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science, emphasizes Ada's unique talent of integrating imagination, poetry and science. This edition includes all of Ada's fascinating letters to Charles Babbage, 55 pictures, and sidebars that encourages the reader to follow Ada's pathway to the 21st century.

Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers
A Novel of Ada Lovelace

by Jennifer Chiaverini

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1101985224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron’s daughter and the world’s first computer programmer. The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination—or worse yet, passion or poetry—is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage—the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine—will define her destiny. Enchantress of Numbers unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing—a young woman who stepped out of her father’s shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.

The Enchantress of Numbers

The Enchantress of Numbers
The Story of Ada Lovelace

by Jessica Wexler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09-17
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Imagine a life with no computers; no Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, or Amazon! That is the world that Ada Lovelace lived in, alongside Charles Babbage, the inventor of the world's first counting machine. Together the pair would lay the foundation for the world's first computer code, which is still in use today. Not only did Ada use her skills in calculus, arithmetic, and language to change the world, she changed what it meant to be a woman at the time when she chose a lifechanging career in math. learn about her ground breaking discoveries and inspirational determination in this tale of self-discovery and adventure!The Enchantress of Numbers is the fourth book in the four part series, STEM Super-heroines, published by Girls Rock Math. GRM aims to inspire youth with stories of the brave, creative, and accomplished women that have helped shape mathematics as we know it today. Girls Rock Math is a program that aims to provide thought provoking, creative experiences in math, empowering girls to develop confidence in their skills and a life-long interest in mathematics.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
A Book

by Laurie Wallmark

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1939547202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles, to the ground-breaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage's analytical engine.

The Enchantress of Numbers

The Enchantress of Numbers
The Story of Ada Lovelace

by Jessica Christianson

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-10-18
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9781978445161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Imagine a life with no computers; no Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, or Amazon! That is the world that Ada Lovelace lived in, alongside Charles Babbage, the inventor of the world's first counting machine. Together the pair would lay the foundation for the world's first computer code, which is still in use today. Not only did Ada use her skills in calculus, arithmetic, and language to change the world, she changed what it meant to be a woman at the time when she chose a lifechanging career in math. learn about her ground breaking discoveries and inspirational determination in this tale of self-discovery and adventure! The Enchantress of Numbers is the fourth book in the four part series, STEM Super-heroines, published by Girls Rock Math. GRM aims to inspire youth with stories of the brave, creative, and accomplished women that have helped shape mathematics as we know it today. Girls Rock Math is a program that aims to provide thought provoking, creative experiences in math, empowering girls to develop confidence in their skills and a life-long interest in mathematics.

The Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories and Things

The Little Book of Maths Theorems, Theories and Things
A Book

by Surendra Verma

  • Publisher : New Holland Publishers (AU)
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 1921655321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mathematics is indeed fun as this little book testifies. This book presents a unique collection of mathematical ideas, theories, theorems, conjectures, rules, facts, equations, formulas, paradoxes, fallacies and puzzles with short, simple and witty explanations that require no background in mathematics.

The Bride of Science

The Bride of Science
Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter

by Benjamin Woolley

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"[A] colorful cast of luminaries and rogues . . . This biography provides an intriguing glimpse into the beginnings of computer science and a reminder that character is destiny."­­Wall Street Journal Known in her day as an "enchantress of numbers," Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, was one of the most fascinating women of the 19th century. In collaboration with Charles Babbage, inventor of the mechanical "thinking machine" that anticipated by more than a century the invention of the computer, Ada devised a method of using punch cards to calculate Bernoulli numbers and thus became the mother of computer programming. It was in her honor that, in 1980, the U.S. Department of Defense named its computer language "Ada." In this critically acclaimed biography, Benjamin Woolley, author of The Queen's Conjurer, portrays Ada Byron's life as the embodiment of the schism between the worlds of romanticism and scientific rationalism. He describes how Ada's efforts to bridge these opposites with a "poetical science" was the driving force behind one of the most remarkable careers of the Victorian Age.

The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1)

The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1)
A Book

by Jordan Stratford

  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0385754426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket! Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency! Lady Ada Byron, age eleven, is a genius. Isolated, awkward and a bit rude—but a genius. Mary Godwin, age fourteen, is a romantic. Adventurous, astute, and kind, Mary is to become Ada’s first true friend. And together, the girls conspire to form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency—a secret constabulary for the apprehension of clever criminals. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects. But it’s no match for the deductive powers and bold hearts of Ada and Mary. Mystery fans will love this tween girl riff on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. History buffs will be delighted to see all the real figures who play a role in this story and appreciate the extensive backmatter that helps separate truth from fiction. Parents and educators hoping to promote the STEM fields for girls will be thrilled to have a series where two girls use math, science, and creative analytical thinking to solve crimes. But most especially--emerging readers will love this series filled with humor, action, intrigue and wonderful artwork from Kelly Murphy.

The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 3)

The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 3)
A Book

by Jordan Stratford

  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2017-01-24
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0385754507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This “winner” (School Library Journal) of a history-mystery-science series continues as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case from the celebrated dinosaur bone hunter, Mary Anning. The Wollstonecraft Girls embark on their most important case yet--the famed dinosaur fossil hunter Mary Anning is being blackmailed. Her precious dog has been snatched and the kidnappers are demanding that Miss Anning authenticate some fake dinosaur bones up for auction at the British Museum in order to get him back. Ada and Mary have just three days to track down the fossil fakers, find the dog, and save the integrity of science! The game is truly afoot in this quirky caper involving blood-sucking leeches, an asthmatic pug, smoke bombs, secret elevators, diabolical disguises, and wicked word-play. Praise for The Case of the Missing Moonstone: "An enjoyable plot, resourceful heroines and fun writing." --Wall Street Journal "Smart and witty. . . . The detectives in training use quick thinking, book smarts, and social know-how to find a stolen gemstone. Comical narration and dialogue will charm readers thoroughly." --Publishers Weekly Praise for The Case of the Girl in Grey: "Mystery fans ... will relish the girls' romp around the stately home; discovery of an encrypted clue (in the crypt, of course); and unraveling of the mystery."--Booklist “Equal parts laughs and adventure, this lively mystery will keep you guessing till the end!” –Discovery Girls

The Feminist Quiz Book

The Feminist Quiz Book
Foreword by Sara Pascoe!

by Sian Meades-Williams,Laura Brown

  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 178870357X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Test yourself on what you really know about feminism and find out what your teachers should have taught you... Delve into the fascinating history of women who refused, dared, led, asked and discovered, from Jeanne Baret to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Joan Clarke. Covering all of the topics you studied at school, from Literature, Mathematics and Science to Politics, Music and Art, with easy to difficult questions, crosswords, wordsearches, anagrams and much more! Find out if you know the women who created the very items that surround you. Discover the women who weren't afraid to be the first. Test yourself on the women who keep fighting. The Feminist Quiz Book is a celebration of women from around the word and the perfect gift for the feminists in your life. Discover and learn with family and friends about these incredible women in this fun and interactive quiz book.

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace
Computer Wizard of Victorian England

by Lucy Lethbridge

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-06-01
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1780723202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Daughter of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a child prodigy. Brilliant at maths, she read numbers like most people read words.Lady Byron wanted Ada to be as unlike her father as possible. Ada grew up surrounded by an army of tutors who taught her every subject every waking moment, except for poetry.In 1843 Ada came to the attention of Charles Babbage, a scientist and inventor who had just built a miraculous machine called the ‘Difference Engine’. Ada and Mr Babbage started working together – a perfect partnership which led to the most important invention of the modern world: the computer! Short Books is re-releasing some of its finest writing as a newly designed series of six children’s biographies called The Great Victorians. These are entertaining and engaging stories of some of history’s most fascinating characters. They tell history in a novelistic, engaging way, a halfway house between storybooks and traditional history. There is abundant humour and drama too.With beautifully designed covers these books will catch the eyes of parents as well as children. Also published in a highly collectable set.

The Smartest Book in the World

The Smartest Book in the World
A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool

by Greg Proops

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-05-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1476747040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the internationally renowned comedian and award-winning podcast star of "The Smartest Man in the World" gives readers everything they need to know to always be the smartest person in the room.

QI: The Book of the Dead

QI: The Book of the Dead
A Book

by John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2009-11-19
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0571255558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.

The Super-Intelligent, High-tech Robot Book

The Super-Intelligent, High-tech Robot Book
A Book

by The Science Museum

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1509845046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Super-Intelligent, High-tech Robot Book sits alongside the new blockbuster Science Museum Robots exhibition, and because it is being written by the Science Museum it contains all the very latest robot information communicated in an accessible humorous way. Opening in February 2017, the exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots. The Super-Intelligent, High-tech Robot Book will look at the history of animatronics, computing and robots from their beginnings to the present day, and contains quizzes and instructions for experiments to do at home. It is illustrated with black-and-white photos and line art.

The Little Book of Beginnings and Breakthroughs in Science

The Little Book of Beginnings and Breakthroughs in Science

by Verma, Surendra

  • Publisher : Orient Publishing
  • Release : 2015-12-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The continuing story of eureka moments… The book traces the winding route of scientific beginnings, blunders and breakthroughs over the past four millennia, and uncovers the fascinating personalities behind them, their creative processes and their triumphs or tragedies. Try to imagine life without microchips or the internet of World Wide Web. Pause and reflect on the enormous advantages accruing from the mapping of DNAs ― the Genome Project ― which are helping in treating previously untreatable diseases. The human curiosity continues to thrive, and the 'little globe of sunshine' remains with us, a symbol of those eureka moments that herald scientific breakthroughs.

History of Mathematics

History of Mathematics
A Supplement

by Craig Smorynski

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-12-03
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0387754814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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General textbooks, attempting to cover three thousand or so years of mathematical history, must necessarily oversimplify just about everything, the practice of which can scarcely promote a critical approach to the subject. To counter this, History of Mathematics offers deeper coverage of key select topics, providing students with material that could encourage more critical thinking. It also includes the proofs of important results which are typically neglected in the modern history of mathematics curriculum.

Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory

Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory
A Book

by John Mark Bishop,Andrew Owen Martin

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2014-02-08
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 3319051075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book analyzes the philosophical foundations of sensorimotor theory and discusses the most recent applications of sensorimotor theory to human computer interaction, child’s play, virtual reality, robotics, and linguistics. Why does a circle look curved and not angular? Why does red not sound like a bell? Why, as I interact with the world, is there something it is like to be me? An analytic philosopher might suggest: ``if we ponder the concept of circle we find that it is the essence of a circle to be round’’. However, where does this definition come from? Was it set in stone by the Gods, in other words by divine arbiters of circleness, redness and consciousness? Particularly, with regard to visual consciousness, a first attempt to explain why our conscious experience of the world appears as it does has been attributed to Kevin O’Regan and Alva Noe, who published their sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness in 2001. Starting with a chapter by Kevin O’Regan, Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory continues by presenting fifteen additional essays on as many developments achieved in recent years in this field. It provides readers with a critical review of the sensorimotor theory and in so doing introduces them to a radically new enactive approach in cognitive science.

False Value

False Value
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

by Ben Aaronovitch

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-02-20
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1473207886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The massively anticipated brand new Sunday Times bestselling RIVERS OF LONDON novel. Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with the Met's first trainee wizard in fifty years... Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous. Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round incredible novels.