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The Bride of Science Romance, Reason, and Byron"s Daughter by Benjamin Woolley

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Published by McGraw-Hill Companies .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • History of science,
  • Poetry & poets: 19th century,
  • Women,
  • Historical - British,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Women mathematicians,
  • Mathematics (General),
  • Lovelace, Ada King,,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Great Britain,
  • General,
  • Computers and women,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Lovelace, Ada King,
  • Aristocracy (Social class),
  • History,
  • 1815-1852,
  • 19th century,
  • Biography,
  • Countess of,

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9253484M
ISBN 100071373292
ISBN 109780071373296

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  The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter Hardcover – January 1, by Benjamin Woolley (Author)/5(17). The title of the book is excellent. "Religion to me is science, and science is religion," she wrote. And "I am more than ever the bride of science". Which suggests both a special bond and also some distance to the object of devotion. She always had mentors guiding her, Mary Somerville, de Morgan, Babbage/5. Science, however, is lacking. A very interesting account of Byron and his brief marriage fills the first quarter of the book. His daughter, Ada, is the subject of the other three-quarters. The book uses Ada as a biographical example of the ever-more-intense clash between Reason (science, industry, etc) and Romance (poetry, religion, arts, etc)/5(17). Both the story of a life lived passionately and an intriguing rumination on the death of Romanticism and the birth of the Machine Age, The Bride of Science offers profound insights into the seemingly irreconcilable gulf between art and science that persists to this day/5(17).

The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter. Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, was born in , and died aged She was connected with some of the most influential and colourful characters of the age: Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin and Charles s: 1. Reissued to coincide with the bicentenary of Ada's birth, The Bride of Science is a fascinating examination of an extraordinary life offering devastating insight into the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between art .   Reissued to coincide with the bicentenary of Ada's birth, The Bride of Science is a fascinating examination of an extraordinary life offering devastating insight into the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between art and science, the consequences of which are still with us : Benjamin Woolley.   Reissued to coincide with the bicentenary of Ada's birth, The Bride of Science is a fascinating examination of an extraordinary life offering devastating insight into the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between art and science, the consequences of which are still with us today/5(13).

The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter. Known in her own day as an “enchantress of numbers,” Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, was one of the most fascinating women of the 19th century/5(2). The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. In his book The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason, and Byron's Daughter, Benjamin Woolley undertakes the enormous task of describing the seismic clash between arts and sciences that took place as the 18th century became the 19th century. This somewhat intangible clash became very tangible in Seaham, England, in the year This biography provides an intriguing glimpse into the beginnings of computer science and a reminder that character is destiny."--"Wall Street Journal. Known in her day as an "enchantress of numbers," Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, was one of /5(2).