Ada's Ideas

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Ada's Ideas
Spoken
Word
CD
2016 | 16 min.
Order #: 
156304
Vendor order no.: 
9781520049571
ISBN #: 
9781520049571
Edition: 
Library
Abridged/Unabridged: 
Unabridged
Supplier: 
Dreamscape Media, LLC
$14.99 ea.
Product Description: 

Author: Fiona Robinson; Reader: Rosalyn Landor.

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 love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics "poetical science." Through 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 biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.

Review source: 
School Library Journal (February 2017)