Machines That Think!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #2 (Hardcover)

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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.
 

About the Author


Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.

Praise For…


**STARRED REVIEW** 

"...terrific case study on the power of a big idea to work profound changes in our lives." 

— Kirkus

** STARRED REVIEW ** 

"Accessible, occasionally funny, and always thoughtful, this speedy but thorough trip through time is a must for budding scientists." 
 

— School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419740985
ISBN-10: 1419740989
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 128
Series: BIG IDEAS That Changed the World