Machines That Think

Machines That Think - Big Ideas That Changed the World

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Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series
Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines. Included are fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity. Back matter includes a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, an author's note, and an index.

Book information

ISBN: 9781419740985
Publisher: Abrams Books
Imprint: Amulet Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 006.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 418g
Height: 147mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 19mm