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Description - Charles and Ada: The Computer's Most Passionate Partnership by James Essinger

The first book to reveal the intensity of the relationship between Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace; an outstanding contribution to hostorical STEM literature. The names Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace are synonymous with pioneering computer science and engineering, their work on the Analytical Engine shifting paradigms and sparking the advent of the computer age in which our society is now based. The one seemingly a stereotypically repressed Englishman, while the other would become an early feminist icon. Without Ada there would have been no Charles, and it is through their ever-strengthening friendship that history was made. Here, James Essinger lays bear the fascinating story of the gradually intensifying friendship that formed between Charles and Ada, interweaving it with tales of their outstanding professional collaboration. Using personal letters to and from the duo, the true feelings behind their unique friendship are revealed for the first time, adding personality, warmth and passion to the partnership that changed the world. AUTHOR: James Essinger is an established author of narrative non-fiction books focusing on STEM subjects and personalities. These include 'Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Launched the Digital Age Through the Poetry of Numbers' (1600+ on Nielsen), which has been optioned for film by Monumental Pictures (screenplay is complete). He lives in Canterbury. 16 b/w illustrations

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