Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Charles Babbage is most often described as the father of the computer, inventing machines for calculating complex formulae which remain masterpieces of invention and technological genius. Throughout his life, Babbage challenged the conservatism of the scientific community, battled with the government of the day for subsidies to support research and development and campaigned for a new status for science in the rapidly changing world of industrialized Britain. This autobiography presents a picture of Victorian England from one of her more eccentric and brilliant sons.

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  • Hardback | 375 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 26mm | 421.84g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1851960406
  • 9781851960408
  • 2,054,721

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