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The Resource Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]

Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]

Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game
Title
Alan Turing
Title remainder
the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis and invented the computer and artificial intelligence -- all before his suicide at age forty-one. Andrew Hodge tells how Turing's revolutionary ideas laid the foundation for the modern computer, and how he took a leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. This is also the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was arrested and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program -- all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime. --
Writing style
Assigning source
From back cover
Biography type
individual biography
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231654
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Hodges, Andrew
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.T8
LC item number
H63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turing, Alan Mathison
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the enigma
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881139563
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139563
  • 435370
Label
Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, Andrew Hodges ; [with a foreword by Douglas Hofstadter and a new preface by the author]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Burnett Books Ltd in association with Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1983"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 736 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691164724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881139563
  • (OCoLC)ocn881139563
  • 435370

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