The Man Who Knew Too Much Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer Great Discoveries

The Man Who Knew Too Much  Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer  Great Discoveries
Author: David Leavitt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-11-17
ISBN: 0393346579
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A "skillful and literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity—his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor—and elegantly explains his work and its implications.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer Great Discoveries

The Man Who Knew Too Much  Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer  Great Discoveries
Author: David Leavitt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-11-17
ISBN: 0393329097
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Outlines the Bletchley Park mathematician's efforts to launch artificial intelligence innovations, describing his thwarted attempts to gain support for a programmable calculating machine, his contributions to cracking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II, and how the revelation of his homosexuality led to his tragic imprisonment and suicide. Reprint.

Scientific American

Scientific American
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Public Library Catalog

Public Library Catalog
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Best books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Australian Journal of Chemistry

Australian Journal of Chemistry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chemistry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spectator

The Spectator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Science Game

The Science Game
Author: Neil McK. Agnew,Sandra W. Pyke
Publsiher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Draws an analogy betweens science and a news service: how scientific researchers/reporters collect, check and analyse messages in order to draw conclusions. This book helps students to identify sources of variance in a report and to reveal how the preferences of editors/theorists shape which questions are asked and which interpretations are given.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Who s who of Authors and Writers

International Who s who of Authors and Writers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bio-bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dr Dobb s Journal of Computer Calisthenics Orthodontia

Dr  Dobb s Journal of Computer Calisthenics   Orthodontia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Microcomputers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck Workbook

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck  Workbook
Author: Joyce A. Cascio
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-05
ISBN: 9780976237310
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Renaissance

The New Renaissance
Author: Douglas S. Robertson,Adjunct Professor in Department of Geological Sciences a Fellow of the Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and a Member of the Colorado Center for Chaos and Complexity Douglas S Robertson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Comparing the advent of the computer to the invention of language, writing, and printing, the author demonstrates how the computer has transformed human civilization and predicts its future effects on science, education, the arts, and everyday life. UP.

Without Enigma

Without Enigma
Author: Kenneth Macksey
Publsiher: Ian Allan Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This new book by distinguished British military historian Kenneth Macksey strongly challenges widely-held assumptions about World War II and is one of the most significant books on the war to appear in recent years. For the last 20 years books on the Allied effort in World War II have placed great emphasis on the fact that the Allies had broken the German "Enigma" codes and often had advance warning of German activities. For some years, knowledgeable researchers have felt that a counter-argument needed to be made, that perhaps undue emphasis had been placed on Allied code-breaking successes. Kenneth Macksey here makes just such a counter-argument. A fresh study of the evidence leads Macksey to argue that anti-Hitler generals knew that Enigma had been broken and were playing a sophisticated double game to bring down the Nazi regime. Particular attention is given to the activities of General Erich Fellgiebel, head of German Army Signals, who was executed in the wake of the Hitler assassination plot. This book will be essential reading for all those interested in World War II intelligence and the German anti-Hitler opposition.

The Freethinker

The Freethinker
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Free thought
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Harbrace Reader for Canadians

The Harbrace Reader for Canadians
Author: Joanne Buckley
Publsiher: Harcourt Canada
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780774736817
Category: College readers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Harbrace Reader for Canadians provides a compact collection of Canadian and international essays ranging from the classic to the contemporary. Selections are organized by rhetorical mode and include introductions and concluding questions. Edited by the author of Harcourt's market leading style guide, Fit to Print, this reader gains from Joanne Buckley's years of teaching and writing composition texts.

Logic with Prolog

Logic with Prolog
Author: Peter Gibbins,Senior Lecturer Faculty of Mathematics Peter Gibbins
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Logic programming.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is an introduction to the essential ideas of formal logic and to the new field of logic programming, which is beginning to have an impact on the traditional area of conventional software engineering. Logical concepts and how they may be implemented in the logic programming language Prolog are emphasized. The authors discuss parsers, pretty-printers, programming language interpreters, interactive proof-checkers, theorem-provers of various kinds, and implements versions of Prolog. The early part of the book deals with Prolog as a programming language, and how it can be used. The core of the book deals with the propositional and predicate calculi, which are treated conventionally, via natural deduction systems. The theory behind automatic theorem-proving is sketched. The last two chapters examine the logic of a specified small programming imperative language and the restricted logic of real Prolog. Philosophical questions are also considered.

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World of Scientific Discovery

World of Scientific Discovery
Author: Kimberley A. McGrath
Publsiher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1186
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Scientific milestones and the people who made them possible.

U S News and World Report

U S  News and World Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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