Ada's Ideas The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson
  

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Ada's Ideas The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson

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.

About the Author

Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children's Books. Her work has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Fiona Robinson
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Publisher

Harry N. Abrams, Inc. an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

29th August 2016

ISBN

9781419718724


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