The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter

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Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, was born in 1815, and died aged 36. She was connected with some of the most influential and colourful characters of the age: Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin and Charles Babbage. It was her work with Babbage that led to her being credited with the invention of computer programming and to her name being adopted for the programming language that controls the US military machine.

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

Ada Lovelace, the only child (legitimate) of Lord Bryon. Her tale is a sad, horrible one. An intelligent woman in a time when women weren't allowed to do their own research, but was allowed to study ... Read full review

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Benjamin Woolley has chosen a great subject for biography: Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, scientist, mathematician, author of the world's first computer program (or, at least of the world's ... Read full review

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Benjamin Woolley, writer & broadcaster, covers both the arts & the sciences. His writing includes "Virtual Worlds," a book on virtual reality, "Bride of Science," a biography of Byron's brilliant daughter, & contributions to various British periodicals. He lives in London.

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