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Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace

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The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics--ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman--falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.

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Arcade Free Library FIC CHIAV (Text)
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52112300420619
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Avon Free Library FIC CHI (Text)
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52113300460084
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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC CHI (Text)
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52114300182389
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01/24/2018
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Caledonia Library Association FIC CHI (Text)
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52135300292605
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01/29/2018
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Chi (Text)
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52115300336495
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Chiaverini (Text)
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52116300702876
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Geneva Public Library CHIAVERINI (Text)
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52118300883474
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01/26/2018
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Gorham Free Library FIC CHIAVERINI (Text)
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52119300168569
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Lima Public Library FIC CHI (Text)
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32139002028791
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01/29/2018
Lyons Public Library F Chi (Text)
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52141300502134
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