Books by James Essinger

ADA'S ALGORITHM by James Essinger
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A robust, engaging and exciting biography."
The story of Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the brilliant mathematician and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, who likely wrote the first computer program in the early 1840s. Due to her gender, however, her research was overlooked, and another two centuries passed before computers became a reality. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Fascinating scientific history based on the humblest of artifacts."
A British science writer traces the history of the punched card, from the Jacquard loom, which programmed the weaving of elaborate silk brocades, to the modern computer. Read full book review >