Ada's Algorithm

Ada's Algorithm How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers

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Ada Lovelace was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the dangerous romantic poet whose name was a byword for scandal. Over the past decades, Ada Lovelace herself has become a surprise underground star for digital pioneers all over the world, starting with Alan Turing, and women in science. 'Ada's Algorithm' tells the story of Ada Lovelace's turbulent life and achievement, and traces how her scientific peers failed to recognise the extraordinary breakthrough she had made in the middle of the 19th century. If they had, the computer age could have started almost two centuries ago. In her private life, Ada suffered many other battles, not least with the common conception at the time that science was 'beyond the strength of a woman's physical power of application,' but also her over-bearing mother, her father's infamy, nervousness, and addiction to gambling.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783340712
Publisher: Gibson Square
Imprint: Gibson Square
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 188g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 19mm