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    The difference engine : Charles Babbage and the quest to build the first computer / Doron Swade.
    by Swade, Doron.
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    New York : Viking, 2001.
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  • Calculators -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
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    0670910201 (alk. paper)
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    x, 342 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
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    1st American ed.
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    A note on the value of money in the nineteenth century -- pt. 1. The difference engine -- ch. 1. The tables crisis -- ch. 2. A personal question -- ch. 3. Tragedy and decline -- ch. 4. Miracles and machines -- pt. 2 The analytical engine - ch. 5. Breakthrough -- ch. 6. Applause in Turin -- ch. 7. The Astronomer Royal objects -- ch. 8. The enchantress of number -- ch. 9. Intrigues of science -- ch. 10. Visionaries and pragmatists -- ch. 11. Curtain call -- pt. 3. A modern sequel -- ch. 12. Here we go again -- ch. 13. The trial piece -- ch. 14. The money -- ch. 15. The deal -- ch. 16 The build -- ch. 17. The 'irascible genius' redeemed -- ch. 18. The modern legacy.
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