The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine

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By (author) Tom Standage

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  • Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 191mm x 19mm |
  • Publication date: 1 August 2003
  • ISBN 10: 0425190390
  • ISBN 13: 9780425190395
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 336,446

Product description

Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial revolution and the impact of the invention on the history of technology. Reprint.

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