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Enchantress of Numbers

Enchantress of Numbers Book
Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-12-05
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.

Ada the Enchantress of Numbers

Ada  the Enchantress of Numbers Book
Author : Ada King Countess of Lovelace
Publisher : Cartech Incorporated
Release : 1992
ISBN :
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 Book
Author : Betty Alexandra Toole
Publisher : Betty Alexandra Toole
Release : 2010-10-14
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.

The Enchantress of Numbers

The Enchantress of Numbers Book
Author : Jessica Christianson
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-10-18
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.

Enchantress from the Stars

Enchantress from the Stars Book
Author : Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2018-04-10
ISBN : 1681198460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rediscover this beloved Newbery Honor-winning classic, Featuring a brand-new cover and a foreword by Lois Lowry! Elana, a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet, becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her own alien powers? At the same time, Georyn, the son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon in the enchanted forest, and he must defeat it. He sees Elana as the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy. One of the few science fiction books to win a Newbery Honor, this novel continues to enthrall readers of all ages. Critical acclaim for Enchantress from the Stars: A Newbery Honor Book A Junior Library Guild selection An ALA Notable pick Winner of the Phoenix Award Finalist for the Book Sense Book of the Year Award

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage Book
Author : Sydney Padua
Publisher : Pantheon
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 0307908283
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . in which Sydney Padua transforms one of the most compelling scientific collaborations into a hilarious series of adventures. 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. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories  The Wishing Spell Book
Author : Chris Colfer
Publisher : Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Release : 2012-07-17
ISBN : 1405517913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Ada s Algorithm

Ada s Algorithm Book
Author : James Essinger
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 1612194095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."—Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. In Ada Lovelace, James Essinger makes the case that the computer age could have started two centuries ago if Lovelace’s contemporaries had recognized her research and fully grasped its implications. It’s a remarkable tale, starting with the outrageous behavior of her father, which made Ada instantly famous upon birth. Ada would go on to overcome numerous obstacles to obtain a level of education typically forbidden to women of her day. She would eventually join forces with Charles Babbage, generally credited with inventing the computer, although as Essinger makes clear, Babbage couldn’t have done it without Lovelace. Indeed, Lovelace wrote what is today considered the world’s first computer program—despite opposition that the principles of science were “beyond the strength of a woman’s physical power of application.” Based on ten years of research and filled with fascinating characters and observations of the period, not to mention numerous illustrations, Essinger tells Ada’s fascinating story in unprecedented detail to absorbing and inspiring effect. From the Hardcover edition.

The Enchantress Returns

The Enchantress Returns Book
Author : Chris Colfer
Publisher : Little Brown Bks Young Readers
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 1405517921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother. Against the will of their grandmother (the one and only Fairy Godmother), the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.

Mrs Lincoln s Dressmaker

Mrs  Lincoln s Dressmaker Book
Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher : Plume
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0142180351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave.

Babbage Lovelace

Babbage   Lovelace Book
Author : John Monahan
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-04-09
ISBN : 9781092873529
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By the mid-1800's the Industrial Revolution was in full swing, changing every aspect of society from the depths of the deepest mine to the loftiest halls of power, but in the midst of all that, unknown to many, another revolution was brewing. In an age of steam, an idiosyncratic inventor named Charles Babbage, with the aid of the brilliant young Ada Lovelace, daughter of the notorious Lord Byron, were planning to bring Victorian Britain into the information age. Together they tried to create a working computer, half a century before the first light bulbs or automobiles. It would be constructed of gears and powered by steam, but it would undeniably be a computer capable of performing calculations and solving problems with greater speed and accuracy than any human. As Ada herself described it, "The Analytical Engine does not occupy common ground with mere 'calculating machines.' It holds a position wholly its own, and the considerations it suggests are more interesting in their nature."Stranger and more compelling than fiction, this is the true story of two of history's most fascinating figures and their quest to jump-start the computer revolution. It's a story of courageous people fighting back against the smothering gender roles of their day. It's a story of visionaries who were willing to risk everything to usher their world into a new age, but ultimately it's a story of two extraordinary individuals and the bonds between them.

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things Book
Author : John Connolly
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-11-07
ISBN : 0743298853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

A Female Genius

A Female Genius Book
Author : James Essinger
Publisher : Severn House Paperbacks
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781908096661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new biography tells for the first time the story of the woman who, alongside Charles Babbage, invented the world's first computer. The daughter of Lord Byron, Ada was the visionary who recognised the true potential of Babbage's of cog-wheel computer, The Analytical Engine. She demonstrated to the world that computers wouldn't merely be adding machines, but that they would be able to think. Ada and Babbage may have been colleagues, but they were also the closest of friends. Though she was 20 years his junior, they develope lasting relationship that blossomed into romance. Babbage was a genius and Ada was a woman with a singular vision, unconstrained by her by her time. Here we learn of their friendship and extraordinary legacy.

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Book
Author : Nick Pierce
Publisher : Franklin Watts
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 9780531239513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The book is about Ada Lovelace and her life in science."--

The Enchantress

The Enchantress Book
Author : Michael Scott
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release : 2012-05-22
ISBN : 0375985905
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book six of Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Location: The home of the Elders. The Time: The last day of Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel's long existence. The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, one to destroy it. Sophie and Josh Newman traveled ten thousand years into the past following Dr. John Dee and Virginia Dare to the home of the Elders at Danu Talis. But this is no ordinary island--it is the legendary city of Atlantis, and Scathach, Prometheus, Palamedes, Shakespeare, Saint-Germain, and Joan of Arc are also there. Here, as the Flamels take their final breaths, the battle for the world begins and ends. Except no one is sure what--or who--the twins will be fighting for. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage

The Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage Book
Author : J. M. Dubbey,John Michael Dubbey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004-02-12
ISBN : 9780521524766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes Babbage's work on the design and implementation of the difference and analytical engines.

The Runaway Quilt

The Runaway Quilt Book
Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-01-31
ISBN : 1439142610
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fourth book in the popular Elm Creek Quilts series explores a question that has long captured the imagination of quilters and historians alike: Did stationmasters of the Underground Railroad use quilts to signal to fugitive slaves? In her first novel, The Quilter's Apprentice, Jennifer Chiaverini wove quilting lore with tales from the World War II home front. Now, following Round Robin and The Cross-Country Quilters, Chiaverini revisits the legends of Elm Creek Manor, as Sylvia Compson discovers evidence of her ancestors' courageous involvement in the Underground Railroad. Alerted to the possibility that her family had ties to the slaveholding South, Sylvia scours her attic and finds three quilts and a memoir written by Gerda, the spinster sister of clan patriarch Hans Bergstrom. The memoir describes the founding of Elm Creek Manor and how, using quilts as markers, Hans, his wife, Anneke, and Gerda came to beckon fugitive slaves to safety within its walls. When a runaway named Joanna arrives from a South Carolina plantation pregnant with her master's child, the Bergstroms shelter her through a long, dangerous winter -- imagining neither the impact of her presence nor the betrayal that awaits them. The memoir raises new questions for every one it answers, leading Sylvia ever deeper into the tangle of the Bergstrom legacy. Aided by the Elm Creek Quilters, as well as by descendants of others named in Gerda's tale, Sylvia dares to face the demons of her family's past and at the same time reaffirm her own moral center. A spellbinding fugue on the mysteries of heritage, The Runaway Quilt unfolds with all the drama and suspense of a classic in the making.

The Bride of Science

The Bride of Science Book
Author : Benjamin Woolley
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2015-03-12
ISBN : 1447277791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron was born in 1815 just after the Battle of Waterloo, and died aged 36, soon after the Great Exhibition of 1851. She was connected with some of the most influential and colourful characters of the age: Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin and Charles Babbage. It was her work with Babbage that led to her being credited with the invention of computer programming and to her name being adopted for the programming language that controls the US military machine. Ada personified the seismic historical changes taking place over her lifetime. This was the era when fissures began to open up in culture: romance split away from reason, instinct from intellect, art from science. Ada came to embody these new polarities and her life heralded a new era: the machine age. Reissued to coincide with the bicentenary of Ada's birth, The Bride of Science is a fascinating examination of an extraordinary life offering devastating insight into the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between art and science, the consequences of which are still with us today.

Fates and Traitors

Fates and Traitors Book
Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 0698404130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence. John Wilkes Booth, the mercurial son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, committed one of the most notorious acts in American history—the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The subject of more than a century of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. Lost to history until now is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return: Mary Ann, the steadfast matriarch of the Booth family; Asia, his loyal sister and confidante; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator’s daughter who adored Booth yet tragically misunderstood the intensity of his wrath; and Mary Surratt, the Confederate widow entrusted with the secrets of his vengeful plot. Fates and Traitors brings to life pivotal actors—some willing, others unwitting—who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation. Chiaverini portrays not just a soul in turmoil but a country at the precipice of immense change. From the Hardcover edition.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Book
Author : Laurie Wallmark
Publisher :
Release : 2015
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.