The bride of science : romance, reason and Byron's daughter / Benjamin Woolley. Benjamin Woolley.

The bride of science : romance, reason and Byron's daughter / Benjamin Woolley

Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1999. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; viii, 416 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Lady Lovelace, Ada Byron, daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, wrote a plan to use Charles Babbage's "thinking machine" to calculate Bernoulli numbers and to many she is considered to be the world's first computer programmer. Her attempts to reconcile the world of Romanticism and the world of science and machines, to create a "poetical science" helped her to produce a remarkable career in the Victorian age. This biography offers a look at her life in maths and science and analyzes the death of Romanticism and the birth of the machine age. Subjects: Lovelace, Ada King Countess of 1815-1852. Byron, Annabella Noel Byron Baroness. Byron, George Gordon Byron Baron 1788-1824.19th century. Women mathematicians - England - Biography. Item #223279

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