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Jacquard s Web

Jacquard s Web Author James Essinger
ISBN-10 9780192805782
Release 2007-03-29
Pages 302
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Traces the 200-year evolution of the principles of Jacquard's knitting machines to the information revolution of the twentieth century and the desk-top computer of today. --From cover (p. 4).



Ada s Algorithm

Ada s Algorithm Author James Essinger
ISBN-10 9781612194097
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 288
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“[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."—Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because, after computer pioneers such as Alan Turing began to rediscover her, it slowly became apparent that she had been a key but overlooked figure in the invention of the computer. In Ada Lovelace, James Essinger makes the case that the computer age could have started two centuries ago if Lovelace’s contemporaries had recognized her research and fully grasped its implications. It’s a remarkable tale, starting with the outrageous behavior of her father, which made Ada instantly famous upon birth. Ada would go on to overcome numerous obstacles to obtain a level of education typically forbidden to women of her day. She would eventually join forces with Charles Babbage, generally credited with inventing the computer, although as Essinger makes clear, Babbage couldn’t have done it without Lovelace. Indeed, Lovelace wrote what is today considered the world’s first computer program—despite opposition that the principles of science were “beyond the strength of a woman’s physical power of application.” Based on ten years of research and filled with fascinating characters and observations of the period, not to mention numerous illustrations, Essinger tells Ada’s fascinating story in unprecedented detail to absorbing and inspiring effect. From the Hardcover edition.



Textile Collections

Textile Collections Author Amanda Grace Sikarskie
ISBN-10 9781442263666
Release 2016-03-21
Pages 178
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Collections of textiles—historic costume, quilts, needlework samplers, and the like—have benefited greatly from the digital turn in museum and archival work. Both institutional online repositories and collections-based social media sites have fostered unprecedented access to textile collections that have traditionally been marginalized in museums. How can curators, interpreters, and collections managers make best use of these new opportunities? To answer this question, the author worked with sites including the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the Michigan State University Museum, the Design Center at Philadelphia University, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the WGBH Boston Media Library and Archives, as well as user-curated social sites online such as Tumblr and Polyvore, to create four compelling case studies on the preservation, access, curation, and interpretation of textile objects. The book explores: The nature of digital material culture. The role of audience participation versus curatorial authority online. Audience-friendly collections metadata and tagging. Visual, rather than text-based, searching and cataloging. The legality of ownership and access of museum collections online. Gender equity in museums and archives. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares for, collects, exhibits, or interprets historic costume or textile collections, but its broad implications for the future of museum work make it relevant for anyone with an interest in museum work online. And because the focus of this volume is theory and praxis, rather than specific technologies that are likely to become obsolete, it will be staple on your bookshelf for years to come.



The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History Author Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III
ISBN-10 9780810888883
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 972
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The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information.



Science and Reform

Science and Reform Author Charles Babbage
ISBN-10 0521343119
Release 1989-05-18
Pages 356
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Charles Babbage was a key figure of a great era of British history. Best remembered for his pioneering Difference and Analytical Engines, forerunners of the modern computer, Babbage was also an active reformer of science and society.



Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067268279
Release 2006
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Make

Make Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133531249
Release 2008
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Science News

Science News Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030046065
Release 2007
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Unjust Deserts

Unjust Deserts Author Gar Alperovitz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015077136532
Release 2008
Pages 230
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Draws on extensive research to reveal how as much as ninety percent of current economic output is collective in nature, in a report that argues that the wealthy are not inherently deserving of their economic advantages and that more balanced wealth redistribution practices should be adopted. 15,000 first printing.



The Economist

The Economist Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017685923
Release 2004
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A history of textiles

A history of textiles Author Kax Wilson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006780095
Release 1979-06
Pages 357
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435075349530
Release 2006
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Cassette Books

Cassette Books Author Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079914548
Release 2006
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Florida Law Review

Florida Law Review Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32437121972026
Release 2012
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Architecture and Urban Form in India s Silicon Valley

Architecture and Urban Form in India s Silicon Valley Author John Charles Stallmeyer
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3508916
Release 2006
Pages 772
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This study of Bangalore, India, a primary location of information and communications technology (ICT) development in South-Asia and a key node in the global production and consumption network of ICT, investigates three questions: (1) What physical shape does space at the intersection of globalization and information technology take? (2) How do historically constituted social, political and cultural geographies of the city continue to influence the contemporary physical spaces of globalization and information technology? (3) What role have architects played in constituting these new putative 'global' spaces for the ICT industry in Bangalore?



Program of the Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting   American Historical Association Author American Historical Association
ISBN-10 UVA:X004837765
Release 2005
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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.



Spellbound

Spellbound Author James Essinger
ISBN-10 9780385340847
Release 2007
Pages 305
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A lively look at the evolution of modern-day English spelling traces the history of the English language from ancient Celtic runes to the present day and reveals why so many English words appear to be spelled in an irrational, chaotic, and illogical way. Original. 25,000 first printing.