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The Resource Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter, and a new preface by the author]

Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter, and a new preface by the author]

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Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game
Title
Alan Turing
Title remainder
the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter, and a new preface by the author]
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Language
eng
Summary
A gripping story of mathematics, science, computing, war history, cryptography, and homosexual persecution and liberation. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. Despite his wartime service, Turing was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program-- all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. This New York Times bestselling biography of the founder of computer science and artificial intelligence, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. --
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Summary
Explores the life of the mathematician, reveals the character of the man behind such concepts as the universal machine and the scientific understanding of the mind, and discusses his pioneering role in electronic computer design
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Assigning source
Publisher's description, slightly modified
Biography type
individual biography
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231654
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YDXCP
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Imitation game (Motion picture)
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Hodges, Andrew
Dewey number
  • 510
  • 510.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Hofstadter, Douglas R.
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True
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  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Mathematicians
  • Gay men
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Gay men
  • Mathematicians
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the enigma
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter, and a new preface by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This edition with a new preface by the author
  • "First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group 1983"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881139563
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Lccn
2014952514
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881139563
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The imitation game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter, and a new preface by the author]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This edition with a new preface by the author
  • "First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group 1983"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881139563
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Lccn
2014952514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881139563

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