MACHINES THAT THINK! BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD #2, by Don BrownBooks / Debut Children's Books
Machines That Think! Big Ideas That Changes The World #2
By Don Brown
128 Pages, US$13.99, Colour, Published by Amulet Books (Abrams)
Award-winning 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 mind-numbing 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 al-Khwarizmi, 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.