Toronto Public Library Homepage
3314921

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

First edition.

Year/Format: 2015, Book , 315 pages :
Place Hold
9 holds /

39 copies

Summary/Review: Meet Victorian London's most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the more...
Summary/Review: 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.
Full Bibliographic Record
Publication information: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
Copyright: ©2015
ISBN: 0307908275 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780307908278 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Language: English
view all details...
Record ID: 3314921
Full edition title: First edition.
Date acquired: June 4, 2015
More creator details: Sydney Padua.
General note: "The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Dust jacket.
General note: "With interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine. Embellished with portraits and scientifick diagrams."
General note: Chiefly illustrations.
Loading branch holdings...
Copies and Availability
Branch Format Location Status Call Number
Albert Campbell
Book Due: 1/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Albion
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Barbara Frum
Book Due: 15/3/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Bayview
Book In Transit In Transit FICTION PAD
Bendale
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Black Creek
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Bloor/Gladstone
Book Due: 15/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Brentwood
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Burrows Hall
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Cedarbrae
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Dawes Road
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Deer Park
Book Due: 5/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Don Mills
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Downsview
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Eatonville
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Fairview
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Forest Hill
Book In Transit In Transit FICTION PAD
Goldhawk Park
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
High Park
Book Due: 18/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Jane/Sheppard
Book Not Available - Search in Progress Not Available - Search in Progress FICTION PAD
Leaside
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Lillian H. Smith
Book Due: 15/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Locke
Book Not Available - Search in Progress Not Available - Search in Progress FICTION PAD
Malvern
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Maria A. Shchuka
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Merril
Reference Graphic Book Reference In Library FICTION PAD
Northern District
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Pape/Danforth
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Parkdale
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Parliament Street
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Richview
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
S. Walter Stewart
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
Sanderson
Book Due: 15/4/2017 On loan FICTION PAD
Scarborough Civic Centre
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
St. James Town
Book Not Available - Search in Progress Not Available - Search in Progress FICTION PAD
Woodside Square
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD
York Woods
Book Teen Graphic Books In Library FICTION PAD