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The Resource Enchantress of numbers : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Enchantress of numbers : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

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Enchantress of numbers : a novel
Title
Enchantress of numbers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
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Language
eng
Summary
The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics--ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman--falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination
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Title
Enchantress of numbers
Creator
Summary
Rigorously educated in mathematics and science by her mother, an only legitimate child of brilliant Romantic poet Lord Byron is introduced into London society as a highly eligible heiress before forging a deep bond with inventor Charles Babbage and using her unique talents to become the world's first computer programmer
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Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10601137
Cataloging source
HAS
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
E53 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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Jennifer Chiaverini
Enchantress of numbers : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

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