Alan TuringBook - 2009
In 1940, as World War II raged in Europe, a twenty-eight-year-old British mathematician named Alan Turing quietly worked to unravel the mystery of the German Enigma cipher. Turing's success in breaking Enigma gave the Allies unprecedented access to Nazi secrets and helped influence the outcome of the war. In the years that followed, Turing joined the race to build the world's first electronic, programmable computers. Alan Turing is widely recognized today as the father of computer science. Mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist, philosopher, and biologist-Alan Turing was all of these. Yet the extraordinary feats stand in sharp contrast to the shy, hesitant person who accomplished them. His untimely death in 1954 went largely unnoticed around the world. Only later would Alan Turing's groundbreaking contributions to math and science be fully appreciated. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2009.
Branch Call Number: JB TURING, A.
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.