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Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Abrams

9781419718724

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.



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