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Cultural Babbage

Technology, Time and Invention

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Published by Faber & Faber .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthropology,
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Science: General Issues,
  • Technology And Society,
  • Technology,
  • Sociology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Sociology - General,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsFrancis Spufford (Editor), Jenny Uglow (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7856740M
    ISBN 100571172431
    ISBN 109780571172436

    The largest part of the book is, of course, devoted to his engines, with an account of their theory and principles of construction, and the sad tale of their neglect by the British Government” (Morrison, Philip; Morrison, Emily, ed., Charles Babbage: On the Principles and Development of the Calculator and Other Seminal Writings).Author: CHARLES BABBAGE. Food and Culture Add comments. Dec 26 Today is the birthday () of Charles Babbage FRS, an English polymath who worked as a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer. Babbage is best remembered nowadays for originating the concept of a programmable computer. In this book, Babbage dealt with relating.

    Child of poetry, bride of science Byron's rebellious daughter, Ada, became the first computer programmer and dabbled in gambling and drugs. Her biographer, Benjamin Woolley, sees Author: Guardian Staff. This book discusses the career of Charles Babbage (), British advocate of the systematic use of science in industry and creator of machines that were precursors of the modern computer. Babbage used his immense personal charm and vitality in an attempt to change the thinking of contemporary industrialists who had little use for the higher reaches of science.1/5(1).

    With contributions from writers on both sides of the science/humanities divide, this is a collection of quirky and offbeat essays on technology, culture and forgotten or imaginary histories. Taking as its starting point Charles Babbage's 'Difference Engine', a machine imagined but never built, the book explores a range of subjects where the. Author of On the economy of machinery and manufactures, The works of Charles Babbage, Passages from the life of a philosopher, The ninth Bridgewater treatise, Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, Decline of Science in England, Reflections on the decline of science in England, and on some of its causes, Economy of Machinery and ManufactureWritten works: On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, Decline of Science in England.


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Taking as its starting point Charles Babbage's 'Difference Engine', a machine imagined but never built, the book explores a range of subjects where the imagination and science and Pages: Babbage books as stocking stuffers A fancy based that imagines what would have happened if the Analytical Engine had been built in Babbage's time.

Cultural Babbage. A set of essays inspired by the Difference Engine No. 2 that discuss the cultural significance of Babbage. To many, the name Charles Babbage () conjures up the picture of an eccentric 19th-century Englishman who tinkered with calculators and designed the forerunner of today's multi-purpose stored program computer: a quirky mathematician obsessed with a grand scheme.

They would be surprised to learn that Babbage was a polymath, a sophisticated traveler, a devoted. Between andhe authored several books and papers on manufacturing, industrial production processes, and international economic politics.

Dr Ken Arnold, Head of Exhibitions at the Wellcome Trust, poses for a photograph next to the brain of Charles Babbage Ma at the exhibition "Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind" at the Science Museum.

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Cultural Babbage: Technology, Time and Invention edited by Francis Spufford and Jenny Uglow, Faber and Faber, London, pp This book is a collection of essays inspired by Charles Babbage's Difference Engine - a never-completed Victorian mechanical calculator which is often claimed as the ancestor of the modern PC.

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Cultural Babbage, edited by Francis Spufford and Jenny Uglow, collects quirky and offbeat essays on technology, culture and forgotten or imaginary histories. Synopsis With contributions from both sides of the science/humanities divide, this is a quirky collection of 5/5(1).

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Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: With contributions from writers on both sides of the science/humanities divide, this is a collection of quirky and offbeat essays on technology, culture and forgotten or imaginary histories.

With contributions from writers on both sides of the science/humanities divide, this is a collection of quirky and offbeat essays on technology, culture and forgotten or imaginary histories.

Taking as its starting point Charles Babbage's 'Difference Engine', a machine imagined but never built, the book explores a range of subjects where the imagination and science and.

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