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The story of how Charles Babbage came to invent the world's first computer, which illuminates his scientific ingenuity, and demonstrates the widespread resistance to his work in 19th century England. 16pp b/w illus.
In 1821, Charles Babbage set upon building a machine that would carry out complex mathematical calculations without human intervention. The only technology to which he had access for this was the cogwheel escapement found in clocks. This is the story of his lifelong bid to construct his machine.