Alan Turing: The Enigma

Hodges A.

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Цена в интернет-магазине: 649,00 руб.

ISBN: 978-1-784-70008-9
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл.
Язык текста: англ.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Hodges
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): A.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: Alan Turing: The Enigma
Первые сведения об ответственности: A. Hodges
Место издания: London
Издатель: Vintage Books
Дата издания: 2014
Объем издания (количество страниц): 736
Высота, см.: 20
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Andrew
Индекс УДК: 811.111
Статус записи (Тип информации): Распродано
Ширина, см: 13
Толщина, см: 4
Вес в граммах: 580
Артикул: 2699496

Описание

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This New York Times–bestselling biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing’s royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing’s life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of a universal machine--laid the foundation for the modern computer and how Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. The book also tells how this work was directly related to Turing’s leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. At the same time, this is the tragic account of a man who, despite his wartime service, was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program--all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime.