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The Resource Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton, written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl

Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton, written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl

Label
Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton
Title
Clockwork game
Title remainder
the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1769, the court of Empress Maria Theresa witnessed one of that era's most amazing feats of engineering: a machine that could play chess. Artfully constructed by a Hungarian nobleman named Wolfgang von Kempelen, the chess machine played a unique game against each opponent, far surpassing the abilities of all its fellow automata. Throughout its eighty-five year career, audiences across Europe and the Americas flocked to see the mechanical marvel seemingly capable of human intelligence; Napoleon, Charles Babbage, and Benjamin Franklin were among its challengers, and Edgar Allen Poe wrote an essay attempting to explain how it worked
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10300857
Cataloging source
LAP
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
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Irwin, Jane
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F
LC item number
Irwin Jane
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shawl, Nisi
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kempelen, Wolfgang von
  • Kempelen, Wolfgang von
  • Automaton chess players
  • Hoaxes
  • Chess
  • Automaton chess players
  • Chess
  • Hoaxes
  • Austria
  • Austria
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton
Label
Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton, written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Most of the material contained within originally appeared on www.clockworkgame.com in webcomic format"--verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1043539
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780974311029
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780974311029
  • (OCoLC)879247454
Label
Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton, written and illustrated by Jane Irwin ; foreword by Nisi Shawl
Publication
Note
"Most of the material contained within originally appeared on www.clockworkgame.com in webcomic format"--verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1043539
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780974311029
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780974311029
  • (OCoLC)879247454

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