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The Resource The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt

The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt

Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Title
The man who knew too much
Title remainder
Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
Statement of responsibility
David Leavitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Turing's brilliant solution to one of the great mathematical problems of his day was to propose an imaginary 'computing machine.' Then, to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built just such a machine, ensuring the Allied victory and opening the door to the computer age. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his life and work were cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating 'treatment' that may have led to his suicide"--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavitt, David
Dewey number
510/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.T8
LC item number
L43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great discoveries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turing, Alan
  • Mathematicians
  • Gay men
  • Artificial intelligence
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The man in the white suit -- Watching the daisies grow -- The universal machine -- God is slick -- The tender peel -- The electronic athlete -- The imitation game -- Pryce's buoy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780393052367
Lccn
2005018034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60742103
  • (OCoLC)60742103
  • 426655
  • 1346027
  • 1346027
Label
The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer, David Leavitt
Publication
Note
"Atlas Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The man in the white suit -- Watching the daisies grow -- The universal machine -- God is slick -- The tender peel -- The electronic athlete -- The imitation game -- Pryce's buoy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780393052367
Lccn
2005018034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60742103
  • (OCoLC)60742103
  • 426655
  • 1346027
  • 1346027

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