Machines That Think!

Don Brown (Author)
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Description

Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in the second book of the Big Ideas That Changed the World 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 to guiding spaceships to the moon. Machines That Think! includes fascinating looks at the world's earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity.

Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.

Also available: Rocket to the Moon!

Product Details

Price
$13.99  $12.87
Publisher
Amulet Books
Publish Date
April 28, 2020
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419740985

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About the Author

Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.

Reviews

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Terrific case study on the power of a big idea to work profound changes in our lives."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Brown's signature watercolor illustrations keep the tone light and lively, and end matter comprising a timeline, biographical note, sources, author's note, and al-Khwarizmi's ever-so-useful "A Bit about Binary" addendum makes this report-ready for kids who appreciate the good nonfiction in the graphic novel shelves." -- "Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
**STARRED REVIEW**
"Accessible, occasionally funny, and always thoughtful, this speedy but thorough trip through time is a must for budding scientists." -- "School Library Journal"