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The Resource The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded, written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis

The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded, written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis

Label
The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded
Title
The imitation game
Title remainder
Alan Turing decoded
Statement of responsibility
written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (1912--1954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates) and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal) present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research--as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most unsung heroes"--Publisher website
Awards note
Rainbow Books List Award, 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 510.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA29.T8
LC item number
O772 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
Label
The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded, written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn921863972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781419718939
Lccn
2015946819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921863972
Label
The imitation game : Alan Turing decoded, written by Jim Ottaviani ; illustrated by Leland Purvis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn921863972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781419718939
Lccn
2015946819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)921863972

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