Women Who Launched The Computer Age  -     By: Laurie Calkhoven, Alyssa Petersen
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Women Who Launched The Computer Age

Simon Spotlight / 2016 / Paperback

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In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds. But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work. Learn all about what they did and how their invention still matters today in this story of six amazing young women everyone should meet! A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus interesting trivia facts about how computers have changed over time.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Simon Spotlight
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 6.00 X 9.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1481470469
ISBN-13: 9781481470469
Ages: 6-8
Series: Ready to Read

Publisher's Description

Meet the women who programmed the first all-electronic computer and built the technological language kids today can’t live without in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet!”

In 1946, six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, part of a secret World War II project. They learned to program without any programming languages or tools, and by the time they were finished, the ENIAC could run a complicated calculus equation in seconds. But when the ENIAC was presented to the press and public, the women were never introduced or given credit for their work. Learn all about what they did and how their invention still matters today in this story of six amazing young women everyone should meet!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras on subjects like history and math, plus interesting trivia facts about how computers have changed over time. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

Author Bio

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com. Alyssa Petersen studied animation at Brigham Young University and works as a concept artist for Disney Interactive. As an illustrator, she works on children’s books, magazines, and a variety of other products. Alyssa and her husband live in Houston, Texas. 

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