Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

By Emily Arnold McCully

Ada Byron Lovelace: British mathematician and the world's first computer programmer. But how did the daughter of the infamous romantic poet Lord Byron become one of the greatest scientific minds of the nineteenth century?

This fascinating biography takes us from Ada's childhood where, living with just her mother, Ada discovered a love of mental puzzles and maths problems - quite different from her famous father, the poet Lord Byron. Encouraged and taught by the very brightest minds, Ada's scientific fascination grew until she met the eccentric inventor Charles Babbage. Together, this imaginative and clever pair invented lots of brilliant ideas. But Ada's best and most famous creation is now seen as the world's first computer program - predating modern coding by almost 200 years! Award-winning author Emily Arnold McCully explores Ada's fascinating and unique story, and queries how history and the social expectations of her time, as well as her unusual parents, helped to shape Ada. An inspirational and compelling biography of a computer pioneer and inspirational woman of science.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780763693565
  • Published: 04 Apr 2019
  • Price: £12.99
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  • Size: 229 x 181 mm
  • Pages: 176

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