Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

by Fiona Robinson

Hardcover, 2016

Collection

Publication

Abrams Books for Young Readers (2016), 40 pages

Description

Biography & Autobiography. History. Juvenile Nonfiction. Science. HTML: Ada Lovelace (1815�??1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's "mad" love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics "poetical science." Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in "programming" his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world's first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2016

Physical description

40 p.; 11 inches

ISBN

141971872X / 9781419718724

Barcode

215

Pages

40
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