Ada's Ideas: The Story Of Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona RobinsonAda's Ideas: The Story Of Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson

Ada's Ideas: The Story Of Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer

byFiona Robinson

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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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.
Fiona Robinson is the author/illustrator of Whale Shines and What Animals Really Like, among other picture books. What Animals Really Like received the 2012 Irma Black Award, and Bank Street named it one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books. Her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts.
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Title:Ada's Ideas: The Story Of Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer ProgrammerFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 8 × 11 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:8 × 11 × 0.38 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Abrams Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:141971872X

ISBN - 13:9781419718724

Appropriate for ages: 6

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"Robinson’s writing is direct and deft... and mostly accessible to younger readers. But what really steal the show are her whimsical illustrations: paper cutouts arranged in layers and photographed for a striking collage effect."