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

Ada's Ideas

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

Hardcover

Published: 1st August 2016
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
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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.

About the Author

Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books. Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts.

Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children's Books. Her work has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Arts.

ISBN: 9781419718724
ISBN-10: 141971872X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
For Grades: 1 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st August 2016
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 28.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.45