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The Resource The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer, Doron Swade

The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer, Doron Swade

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The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer
Title
The difference engine
Title remainder
Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer
Statement of responsibility
Doron Swade
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of early nineteenth-century mathematician Charles Babbage describes his efforts to construct the first computing machine more than one century before the invention of the modern computer
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252405
Cataloging source
DLC
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Swade, Doron
Dewey number
681.145
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1791-1871
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Babbage, Charles
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True
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  • Babbage, Charles
  • Calculators
Target audience
adult
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Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer
Label
The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer, Doron Swade
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331) 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
Contents
  • ch. 3.
  • Tragedy and decline
  • ch. 4.
  • Miracles and machines
  • pt. 2 The
  • analytical engine -
  • ch. 5.
  • Breakthrough
  • ch. 6.
  • Applause in Turin
  • A
  • ch. 7. The
  • Astronomer Royal objects
  • ch. 8. The
  • enchantress of number
  • ch. 9.
  • Intrigues of science
  • ch. 10.
  • Visionaries and pragmatists
  • ch. 11.
  • Curtain call
  • note on the value of money in the nineteenth century
  • pt. 3. A
  • modern sequel
  • ch. 12.
  • Here we go again
  • ch. 13. The
  • trial piece
  • ch. 14. The
  • money
  • ch. 15. The
  • deal
  • pt. 1. The
  • ch. 16 The
  • build
  • ch. 17. The
  • 'irascible genius' redeemed
  • ch. 18. The
  • modern legacy
  • difference engine
  • ch. 1. The
  • tables crisis
  • ch. 2. A
  • personal question
Control code
411744
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670910205
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00068643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670910205
  • (Sirsi) ADC-6508
Label
The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer, Doron Swade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331) 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
Contents
  • ch. 3.
  • Tragedy and decline
  • ch. 4.
  • Miracles and machines
  • pt. 2 The
  • analytical engine -
  • ch. 5.
  • Breakthrough
  • ch. 6.
  • Applause in Turin
  • A
  • ch. 7. The
  • Astronomer Royal objects
  • ch. 8. The
  • enchantress of number
  • ch. 9.
  • Intrigues of science
  • ch. 10.
  • Visionaries and pragmatists
  • ch. 11.
  • Curtain call
  • note on the value of money in the nineteenth century
  • pt. 3. A
  • modern sequel
  • ch. 12.
  • Here we go again
  • ch. 13. The
  • trial piece
  • ch. 14. The
  • money
  • ch. 15. The
  • deal
  • pt. 1. The
  • ch. 16 The
  • build
  • ch. 17. The
  • 'irascible genius' redeemed
  • ch. 18. The
  • modern legacy
  • difference engine
  • ch. 1. The
  • tables crisis
  • ch. 2. A
  • personal question
Control code
411744
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670910205
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00068643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670910205
  • (Sirsi) ADC-6508

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