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Published: 07 January 1999

128 Pages | 39 photos, & 8 linecuts

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195089974

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Charles Babbage

And the Engines of Perfection

Bruce Collier and James MacLachlan

Oxford Portraits in Science

  • A chronicle of Babbage's education and scientific career, his remarkably active social life and long string of personal tragedies
  • Study the life of "the grandfather of the modern computer."
  • Shows how he devoted most of his life and spent most of his private fortune and government stipend trying to improve his difference engines and analytical engines.

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