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Grace Hopper: Computer Whiz (Famous Inventors) Library Binding – June 1, 2004

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Grade 2-4 - Hopper was one of only seven women to earn a Ph.D. from Yale between 1934 and 1937. She taught math at Vassar, and during World War II became a junior naval officer at 36 and worked on the Mark I computer, an early "giant calculator" that would change her life and lead to her work on the first electrical computer. She is described as a curious, ambitious, and thoughtful woman who cared a great deal about education and sharing knowledge with others. Black-and-white and full-color photographs appear on every spread, and the technical language is kept to a minimum. This kind of biography is important as a resource for students to understand the historical context of technology. An accessible and inspiring introduction to a computer pioneer. - Holly T. Sneeringer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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  • Grade level : 3 and up
  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0766022730
  • Library Binding : 32 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0766022737
  • Dimensions : 8 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Reading level : 8 - 9 years
  • Publisher : Enslow Pub Inc (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: : English
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