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The Resource George and the unbreakable code, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

George and the unbreakable code, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons

Label
George and the unbreakable code
Title
George and the unbreakable code
Statement of responsibility
Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George and Annie must travel further into space than ever before in order to prevent all computers from being hacked
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Storyline
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Review
George and his impulsive friend Annie, both white, take more trips into space to save the Earth from a madman with a supercomputer.As in the Hawkings' three previous books about George (George's Secret Key to the Universe, 2012, etc.), the plot is a flimsy vehicle for a series of mind-expanding infodumps, either inserted into the narrative or interleaved in a (much) smaller font. As an outbreak of computer hacking plunges the world into riot and chaos—the work, it eventually turns out, of a particularly silly onesie-wearing villain with a quantum computer—George, Annie, and readers with sufficient attention spans are filled in on topics of radically varying density. These range from ciphers, algorithms, internet safety, and why the moon has a "dark side" to the operation of a "universal" Turing Machine, the present and future of robotics, 3-D printing, the habitability of Saturn's moon Enceladus, Boltzmann Brains, and DNA. Stephen Hawking closes with a long speculative essay on life elsewhere in the universe that includes his proposal, recently in the news, to send machines to other solar systems. Aside from Annie's dyslexia, the authors make no effort to diversify the cast, nor does Parsons in his frequent cartoon vignettes. Star-quality co-authors will (as with the previous episodes) ensure good sales, but the broad gap between the ingenuous storyline and challenging informational content will frustrate some young readers and bore the rest. (Informational science fiction. 10-12)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2016)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10365694
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawking, Lucy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
820L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
6.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Parsons, Garry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
George's secret key
Series volume
4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space flight
  • Hackers
  • Computers
  • Space flight
  • Hackers
  • Computers
  • Science fiction
  • Computers
  • Hackers
  • Science fiction
  • Space flight
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
George and the unbreakable code, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by Random House Children's Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
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
1649574
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781481466271
Lccn
2015038701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481466271
  • (OCoLC)939707604
Label
George and the unbreakable code, Lucy & Stephen Hawking ; illustrated by Garry Parsons
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by Random House Children's Publishers UK, a division of The Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
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
1649574
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781481466271
Lccn
2015038701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781481466271
  • (OCoLC)939707604

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