The Thrilling Adventures Of Lovelace & Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story Of The First Computer

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  • Winner of the British Book Design and Production Award for Graphic Novels

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Sydney Padua  
    Author
    Sydney Padua  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    3627969  
    EAN
    9780141981536  
    Genre
    Humour  
    ISBN
    9780141981536  
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
    Universe
    Independents  
  • Winner of the British Book Design and Production Award for Graphic Novels

    Winner of the Neumann Prize in the History of Mathematics

    Meet two of Victorian London’s greatest geniuses… Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler, and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. And Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer, if he had ever finished it.

    But what if things had been different? The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a delightful alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and use it to create runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wider realms of mathematics and, of course, fight crime - for the sake of both London and science.

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