Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science And Other Improbable Things by Carlos BuenoLauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science And Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno

Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science And Other Improbable Things

byCarlos Bueno

Paperback | December 14, 2014

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"Positive, smart, empowering philosophies and thinking skills couched in a wacky adventure." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Lauren Ipsumis a whimsical journey through a land where logic and computer science come to life.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer lost in Userland who needs to find her way home by solving a series of puzzles. As she visits places like the Push & Pop Café and makes friends with people like Hugh Rustic and the Wandering Salesman, Lauren learns about computer science without even realizing it—and so do you!

ReadLauren Ipsumyourself or with someone littler than you, then flip to the notes at the back of the book to learn more about logic and computer science in the real world.

"Filled with wit and wordplay,Lauren Ipsumis a lively and timely introduction to computing fundamentals that wisely avoids mentioning computers altogether." —Cory Doctorow for BoingBoing

"A looking glass tale for the computer age." —School Library Journal

"Lauren Ipsumis part of a much larger movement that seeks to bring programming skills to, well, everyone." —Wired

"Captures the spirit of problem solving and ignites readers' imaginations...introduces girls and boys to computer science —and to a new way of thinking and problem solving." —Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In

"A fantastical journey into the 21st century tech 'Wonderland' that both educates and entertains." —Ruthe Farmer, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, National Center for Women & IT

Suggested for ages 10 and up

Carlos Bueno is a former Facebook engineer, graphic designer, librarian, calligrapher, data scientist, and video game repairman. He now writes bad jokes about algorithms and dinosaurs.
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Title:Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science And Other Improbable ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.57 inPublished:December 14, 2014Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593275749

ISBN - 13:9781593275747

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC! I read this book with my 10 year old daughter. We solved problems, talked about them, and read the whole book with smiles on our face. An adventure that is fun, and leaves you wanting to learn more about computer science.
Date published: 2015-02-23

Table of Contents

  • Advance Praise for Lauren Ipsum
  • The Computers in This Book
  • Chapter 0: Mostly Lost
  • Chapter 1: A Hidden Ally
  • Chapter 2: Sense and Sensibleness
  • Chapter 3: Rounding Error
  • Chapter 4: What the Tortoise Said to Laurie
  • Chapter 5: Welcome to Symbol
  • Chapter 6: A Tinker’s Trade
  • Chapter 7: Read Me
  • Chapter 8: More Than One Way to Do It
  • Chapter 9: Don’t Repeat Yourself
  • Chapter 10: A Well-Timed Entrance
  • Chapter 11: A Fair Exchange
  • Chapter 12: An Improbable Twist
  • Chapter 13: The Game of Life
  • Chapter 14: In the Abstract
  • Chapter 15: Cleverness When It Counts
  • Chapter 16: A Change of Plan
  • Chapter 17: Chasing Elegants
  • Chapter 18: Many Hands Make Light Work
  • Chapter 19: Branching Out
  • Chapter 20: Fin
  • Chapter 21: One More Thing
  • The Field Guide to Userland
  • More Smart Books for Curious Kids!