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Discover the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace... Free BONUS Inside! As the sole legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was the progeny of literary royalty. Many might have naturally expected her to go into the field of her father, but instead of delving into poetry, she delved into the hard sciences of mathematics and analytic thinking. Even so, Ada still had the i Discover the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace... Free BONUS Inside! As the sole legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was the progeny of literary royalty. Many might have naturally expected her to go into the field of her father, but instead of delving into poetry, she delved into the hard sciences of mathematics and analytic thinking. Even so, Ada still had the imagination of a lyricist when writing scientific treatises, at times referring to her own work as nothing short of “poetical science.” Everything she did, she did with passion and dogged determination. It was this drive that led Ada to look farther and search deeper than her contemporaries. Her unique vision led her to become one of the pioneers of the modern computer and one of the world’s first computer programmers. But what exactly do we know about Ada Lovelace, and how can it be quantified? Read this book to find out more about the nineteenth-century mathematician and writer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. Discover a plethora of topics such as The Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron Early Years of Paralysis The World’s First Computer Programmer Rumors and Laudanum Addiction A Grim Prognosis Last Days and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Ada Lovelace, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!


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Discover the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace... Free BONUS Inside! As the sole legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was the progeny of literary royalty. Many might have naturally expected her to go into the field of her father, but instead of delving into poetry, she delved into the hard sciences of mathematics and analytic thinking. Even so, Ada still had the i Discover the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace... Free BONUS Inside! As the sole legitimate child of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was the progeny of literary royalty. Many might have naturally expected her to go into the field of her father, but instead of delving into poetry, she delved into the hard sciences of mathematics and analytic thinking. Even so, Ada still had the imagination of a lyricist when writing scientific treatises, at times referring to her own work as nothing short of “poetical science.” Everything she did, she did with passion and dogged determination. It was this drive that led Ada to look farther and search deeper than her contemporaries. Her unique vision led her to become one of the pioneers of the modern computer and one of the world’s first computer programmers. But what exactly do we know about Ada Lovelace, and how can it be quantified? Read this book to find out more about the nineteenth-century mathematician and writer Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. Discover a plethora of topics such as The Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron Early Years of Paralysis The World’s First Computer Programmer Rumors and Laudanum Addiction A Grim Prognosis Last Days and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Ada Lovelace, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

30 review for Ada Lovelace: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Women in History Book 12)

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Parker

    Ada’s Loves labor’s lost Very interesting woman new very little about her except that is a computer language named after her. Tragic end for her family.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    Maybe it's because I read it first, but Ada's real life kind of reminds me of Lucy in a "The Ladies Guide to Celestial Mechanics." Lucy loved astronomy while Ada loved math and mechanics. Both became famous for translating someone else's work with such flare and personality they made it better. But maybe because she was fictional I liked Lucy better. LOL! I guess sometimes fiction really does reflect real life. Ada Lovelace was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Lady By Maybe it's because I read it first, but Ada's real life kind of reminds me of Lucy in a "The Ladies Guide to Celestial Mechanics." Lucy loved astronomy while Ada loved math and mechanics. Both became famous for translating someone else's work with such flare and personality they made it better. But maybe because she was fictional I liked Lucy better. LOL! I guess sometimes fiction really does reflect real life. Ada Lovelace was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Lady Byron. She was an English mathematician and writer, who worked with Charles Babbage on his mechanical computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first person to really recognize that the machine might be able to do more than just calculations, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognize the full potential of a "computing machine" and one of the first computer programmers. Sadly it seems like as with many creative intelligent women in history there maybe some questions about her actual contribution. I'm so glad Ada will be remembered for her forward looking contributions to the development of computers and programming. "The Ladies Guide to Celestial Mechanics." set me on a quest to learn more about these fascinating women in history. Ada is one of those women many of us may never have heard of and I am so grateful I discovered.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, was the only legitimate child of Lord and Lady Byron.  Since Lord and Lady Byron separated when Ada was 5 weeks old (and he left England forever four months later), father and child would never have a relationship.  Because of Lady Byron's grief over the ending of her marriage, she was never emotionally close to her daughter.  Ada seems to have been raised mostly by Lady Byron's mother, Judith. Ada's early teen years were marred by a form of paralysis, Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace, was the only legitimate child of Lord and Lady Byron.  Since Lord and Lady Byron separated when Ada was 5 weeks old (and he left England forever four months later), father and child would never have a relationship.  Because of Lady Byron's grief over the ending of her marriage, she was never emotionally close to her daughter.  Ada seems to have been raised mostly by Lady Byron's mother, Judith. Ada's early teen years were marred by a form of paralysis, after a bout of measles.  By the age of 16, however, she started to recover.  When Ada had some sort of a dalliance with a tutor, Ada's mom worried that Ada would become a degenerate (like her father) and pushed Ada into her studies, especially mathematics and physics.  Interestingly, Ada's mother was a math whiz. From this short study of Ada's life, it is easy to see that she got flamboyance from her father.  It looks like she was often bored by life's mundaneness.  Ada's association with Charles Babbage wasn't as close as I had thought from other reading.  However, she did understand exactly what he was trying to do.  It is a shame that Ada had such a short time to explore the world of science.  She died much too soon; she was 36 at the time of her death.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Crawford

    What caused me to read this particular book was a recent episode of Doctor Who where the Doctor went back in time and met Babbage, the man generally given credit for the invention of the computer (a very early version, of course.) Ada Lovelace was a woman with a brilliant mind, especially when it came to math and science, and she worked with him and came up with the idea of using ones and zeros which is still the basis of computers today. She also came up with the idea of punch cards (which, than What caused me to read this particular book was a recent episode of Doctor Who where the Doctor went back in time and met Babbage, the man generally given credit for the invention of the computer (a very early version, of course.) Ada Lovelace was a woman with a brilliant mind, especially when it came to math and science, and she worked with him and came up with the idea of using ones and zeros which is still the basis of computers today. She also came up with the idea of punch cards (which, thankfully, are something of a bygone era). Unfortunately she had various problems including some several health issues, an addition to laudanum (a supposed medicine that had alcohol and opium, both) and a gambling problem. If she had lived longer and in good health I am sure that she would have made advances in various fields. The book is a good examination of her life.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Pâmela Sampaio

    TOO SMART FOR HER OWN GOOD I didn't know Ada Lovelace's life before reading this book. This was a surprisingly good read. Knowing stories like hers makes me happy, at the same time that makes me sad. I'm happy to know that there were women who challenged the social norms of their times and created extraordinary things. It makes me sad to know that very few of them received the recognition they deserved, or yet, how many wonderful creations we lost because women weren't given the opportunity to TOO SMART FOR HER OWN GOOD I didn't know Ada Lovelace's life before reading this book. This was a surprisingly good read. Knowing stories like hers makes me happy, at the same time that makes me sad. I'm happy to know that there were women who challenged the social norms of their times and created extraordinary things. It makes me sad to know that very few of them received the recognition they deserved, or yet, how many wonderful creations we lost because women weren't given the opportunity to develop their talents. Ada was a genius who unfortunately was born in an era that did not favor her talent. If she single-handedly did what she did with what she had, imagine what she would've accomplished with more education, more oppotunities and more support?

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Wonderfully informative book. Hourly history books are a quick read, but pack with interesting facts Ada Lovelace was definitely a Pioneer of computer technology!I I highly recommend reading all the hourly history books. It's amazing what can be learned in such a small time frame. Wonderfully informative book. Hourly history books are a quick read, but pack with interesting facts Ada Lovelace was definitely a Pioneer of computer technology!I I highly recommend reading all the hourly history books. It's amazing what can be learned in such a small time frame.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Mihalchick

    Fascinating story It's interesting to note that her father's infamy both worked for and against her. Had she not been Lord Byron's daughter, would she have been recognized as a mathematical prodigy? It's sad that she wasn't recognized more in her lifetime, but then again, she was a century ahead of her time. Google or Apple should name one of their operating systems after her. Fascinating story It's interesting to note that her father's infamy both worked for and against her. Had she not been Lord Byron's daughter, would she have been recognized as a mathematical prodigy? It's sad that she wasn't recognized more in her lifetime, but then again, she was a century ahead of her time. Google or Apple should name one of their operating systems after her.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    Wow!!! Fascinating, unique and interesting. I cannot think of three better words to describe this tale. It would be interesting to have her life made into film, as the life of Alan Turing was.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bob

    Enlightening After reading this I have new appreciation for Ada Lovelace. I had a vague understanding of her life and accomplishments in an academic sense before reading, and a much better understanding afterwards.

  10. 4 out of 5

    lucjan kujawa

  11. 5 out of 5

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  12. 4 out of 5

    Megan Dyson

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