DK Life Stories: Ada Lovelace

DK Life Stories: Ada Lovelace

# 076430

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Item #: 076430
ISBN: 9781465485403
Grades: 3-7

Publisher Description:

In this kids’ biography, discover the inspiring story of Ada Lovelace, who wrote the world’s first computer program.

In 1833, Ada Lovelace met mathematician Charles Babbage, inventor of calculating machines. She went on to devise a way of inputting data into Babbage’s Analytical Machine, and in doing so became the first ever computer programmer. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Ada Lovelace’s fascinating life, including her famous father (celebrated poet Lord Byron), her talent for languages and mathematics, and her predictions for how computers could change our lives.

This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author’s introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.

Category Description for DK Life Stories:

Interesting biographies for upper elementary that are packed with information on a variety of topics embedded in the lives of the people covered. Choosing both well-known and not-quite-as-well-known personages, this series delves into their lives in a way guaranteed to “hook” your student and immerse them in another time, culture, or calling. The print size is appropriate for upper elementary readers. Illustrations include photos, drawings, maps, and anything else necessary to draw the reader into the world of the mathematician, physicist, pastor, or political leader, etc. Included in each book is a family tree, a life timeline, glossary, who’s who section (historical figures in the life of the character), and a quiz with answers. Sidebars and insets provide all sorts of interesting tidbits, definitions, and explanations. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
3
Grade End
7
ISBN
9781465485403
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
DK Children
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
7.62" x 5.25" x 0.38"
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