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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Real-life story of a woman's struggle to have her revolutionary ideas heard in a male-dominated 19th Century Britain.

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, but also for female scientists in general.

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, but also for female scientists in general. Ada's Algorithm, tells the story of Ada Lovelace's turbulent private life as the poet's daughter and her exceptional achievement. It traces how her scientific peers failed to recognise the extraordinary break-through she had made in the middle of the 19th century. If they had, the computer age could have started almost two centuries ago.


Today her fame continues to grow and may soon rival her father's, a tribute to her singular determination and inspiring personality.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783340712
Publisher: Global Book Sales
Imprint: Gibson Square
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 190g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 19mm