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Ada's Ideas

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

Ada's Ideas

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Ada's Ideas

Ada's Ideas

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

DVD

11/22/2016

1 DVD

16 minutes

9781520049540

Video Library Digital

11/22/2016

16 minutes

9781520049557

Video Retail Digital

11/22/2016

16 minutes

9781520049564

Audio CD

11/22/2016

1 Audio CD

16 minutes

9781520049571

Audio Library Digital

11/22/2016

16 minutes

9781520049595

Audio Retail Digital

11/22/2016

16 minutes

9781520049601

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

11/22/2016

16 minutes

9781520049557R

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Robinson's three-dimensional colored and cut-paper collages are stunning...Background stringed instrument music and sound effects set an elegant mood., Booklist

The text's lilting quality will stick with aural learners long after the book is over...Robinson celebrates Lovelace for her powerful analytical mind in spite of an overbearing mother, an absent father, and a restrictive social position...VERDICT A fascinating and uplifting STEAM selection, highly recommended for biography collections., School Library Journal

...clearly conveys Lovelace's constricted upbringing, her intellectual brilliance, and her pleasure in applying her mind to a complex challenge., Booklist

Narrator Rosalyn Landor's gentle British inflection brings authenticity to the story of Ada Lovelace..., AudioFile Magazine

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