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Women Who Launched the Computer Age

Women Who Launched the Computer Age

(2016)
(A book in the You Should Meet series)
A Chapter Book by

 
Meet the women who programmed the first all-electronic computer and built the technological language kids today can't live without in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people "you should meet!"

In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds. But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work. Learn all about what they did and how their invention still matters today in this story of six amazing young women everyone should meet!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus interesting trivia facts about how computers have changed over time. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

Genre: Children's Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
ISBN: 1-4814-7047-7 / 978-1-4814-7047-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet)
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
ISBN: 1-4814-7046-9 / 978-1-4814-7046-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Women Who Launched the Computer Age
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Women Who Launched the Computer Age
Author(s): Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Availability: Amazon UK   



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