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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 193 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Centenary edition edition (April 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107020581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107020580
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The world needed Alan Turing in the early years of computer science, and it still does."
Anthony L. Clapes, Computing Reviews

"The book does effectively portray both Alan Turing's life and work. I recommend this book not only to people interested in Alan's scientific achievements, but to anyone who woiuld like to meet a genius of the modern era."
Rita Puzmanova, Computing Reviews

"Turing appeals to many audiences. The book explains Turing's proof of the existence of a universal computing machine in a way that is understandable to readers with little background in mathematics or computer science, but it also includes a more mathematically sophisticated explanation that would satisfy readers with more background. Well written and engaging, Turing tells more than the tale of one man's life; it also explores the origins of modern computer science. Turing is a book worth reading."
Jessica Cohen, Western Washington University for Mathematics Teacher

Book Description

To commemorate the centenary of Turing's birth, this republication of his mother's biography contains a new foreword by Martin Davis and a never-before-published memoir by Alan's brother. The contrast between this memoir and the original biography sheds new light on Turing's relationship with his family, and on the man himself.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jones on June 29, 2012
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Love all the interesting small facts throughout Turing's life and the way his mother conveys them. Great background on what made the man a computer science hero.
Also love the description of family life in the early 1900s.
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A book worth having in your biblioteque. If you are interested in code-breaking then this book will give you some private information as to the inside life of one of the most appreciated participants.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Samuel R. Lammie on October 27, 2013
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In fact, two books, in a way, but decidedly a human story about a brilliant man. Alan Turing was critical to the UK's war effort in WWII. And yet he was so much more. Recommended in tandem with other stories that capture his scientific essence.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sophia Hogan on November 4, 2013
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I was excited to read this book written by Turing's brother. I understand there will be new indie movie made so it's not just a tech story but a great and important story.
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