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Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet)

Author: Calkhoven, Laurie
Petersen, Alyssa (Ilt)

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet) : This book was chosen by the Children's Book Council as a best STEM book of 2017!

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!

Category   Subject
Children Nonfiction   Biography & Autobiography
Children Nonfiction   People & Places

ISBN 13:9781481470469
ISBN 10:1481470469
Size:9.02" l x 5.98" w x 0.17" h
Ages: 4 - 8
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