Big Ideas That Changed the World Book 2: Machines That Think

big ideas that changed the world machines that think

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.---from the publisher

128 pages                                          978-1419740985                         Ages 8-12

Keywords:  graphic nonfiction, information, nonfiction, computers, technology, robotics, inventions, history of machines, machines, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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