The Resource Alan Turing, Hodges, Andrew, (electronic resource)

Alan Turing, Hodges, Andrew, (electronic resource)

Label
Alan Turing
Title
Alan Turing
Statement of responsibility
Hodges, Andrew
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution, Andrew Hodges's acclaimed book captures both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic story of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime
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Hodges, Andrew
Nature of contents
standards specifications
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  • Hofstadter, Douglas
  • Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company
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  • Mathematics
  • Science
Label
Alan Turing, Hodges, Andrew, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9780691155647/?ar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
616 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691155647
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a273304
  • (Safari)9780691155647
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Alan Turing, Hodges, Andrew, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/-/9780691155647/?ar
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
616 p.
Form of item
online
Issuing body
Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780691155647
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a273304
  • (Safari)9780691155647
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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