Machines That Think!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #2 : Big Ideas That Changed the World #2
Big Ideas That Changed the World #2
Awardwinning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mindnumbing calculations to working on assembly lines. Included are fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity. Back matter includes a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, an author's note, and an index.
Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.