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Regarded as a crackpot by his contemporaries and a genius by modern scientists, Charles Babbage (1792 1871) was the true discoverer of the principles on which all modern computing machines are based. His achievements have been virtually forgotten, but this compilation of his writings, in addition to those of several of his contemporaries, illuminates his pioneering work.
Part I consists of selections from Babbage’s long-out-of-print autobiography, “Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, ” in which he recounts the pursuit of his dreams and remarks on noteworthy acquaintances, including Laplace, Biot, Humboldt, and Sir Humphry Davy. Additional features include articles, sketches, and letters by Babbage himself along with notes by his contemporaries that explain the principles and operation of the inventor’s brilliant but never completed calculating machines. An informative Introduction places these writings in their historical context.

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Author Charles Babbage
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
EAN 9780486246918
Edition New edition
Format Import
ISBN 0486246914
Label Dover Publications Inc.
Manufacturer Dover Publications Inc.
MPN illustrations
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 400
PackageQuantity 1
PartNumber illustrations
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 1984-10
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Studio Dover Publications Inc.
Title On the Principles and Development of the Calculator
UPC 800759246915