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Alan Turing

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The incredible achievements of mathematical genius, codebreaker and father of computing Alan Turi... Read More

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The incredible achievements of mathematical genius, codebreaker and father of computing Alan TuringExcellent background reading about a pivotal figure for anyone studying mathematics or computer scienceA dramatic story of dedication, incredible achievement and tragedy that will hook any readerValuable reading for PHSE, touching on Turing's prosecution for homosexuality, his cruel treatment at the hands of the law, and his tragic deathReal Lives are narrative biographies of key figures, told in a gripping style.Jim Eldridge was born in the Kings Cross/Euston area of north London in November 1944. He left school at 16 and did a variety of jobs, before training as a teacher. He taught during the 1970s in disadvantaged areas of Luton, while at the same time writing. He became a full-time writer in 1978. He lives with his wife in Cumbria; and is an associate lecturer at the University of Cumbria.Alan Turing was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre, where he was responsible for breaking German naval codes, including the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code, and helping the Atlantic convoys avoid German U-boat attacks. This work probably shortened World War II by up to four years, saving millions of lives. This is the story of the amazing life and work of a British hero and one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.The story of the mathematical genius and father of computing whose codebreaking changed the course of the Second World War.Interesting and effective biography of the famous mathematician...accessible but with an occasionally challenging vocabulary, it will appeal to a wide range of kids. It might be short but this book is very well-written...and I can imagine will be very useful for use by teachers in cross-curricular activities. This book - and all the others in the Real Lives series - comes recommended by us.I very much like this series. It gives just enough information to satisfy the young reader. The narrative form makes history accessible and the range of people covered is interesting as well as relevant to KS3 history. Alan Turing - a remarkable man and excellent to see him the subject of a biography for children....written with admirable, accessible clarity of expression, and a genuine sense of striving to understand the various factors that influenced the young Turing's development into the scientist who cracked Enigma.This series presents true-life experiences of ordinary children as beautifully illustrated historical biographies. An ideal resource to support history and literacy teaching.

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Title: Alan Turing
Author: Jim Eldridge
SKU: BK0430823
EAN: 9781472900104

About Author

Jim Eldridge was a teacher before becoming a full-time writer - his writing credits include episodes for the seminal children's TV drama Grange Hill and the novelisation of Noel Clarke's Kidulthood and 4.3.2.1. He has also written for the My Story series for Scholastic and most recently Black Ops, a teen action series for Egmont. Jim now works as an associate lecturer in scriptwriting and media at the University of Cumbria. He lives with his wife in Cumbria.

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