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    DescriptionDescribes 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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    Title
    The Turk
    Subtitle
    The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Standage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425190395
    ISBN 10: 0425190390
    Classifications
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Penguin Group USA
    Imprint name
    BERKLEY PUB GROUP
    Publication date
    01 August 2003