The Resource Prof : Alan Turing Decoded, Dermot Turing, (electronic resource)

Prof : Alan Turing Decoded, Dermot Turing, (electronic resource)

Label
Prof : Alan Turing Decoded
Title
Prof
Title remainder
Alan Turing Decoded
Statement of responsibility
Dermot Turing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following hot on the heels of The Imitation Game, this is the first modern biography of Alan Turing by a member of the family—Alan's nephew, Sir Dermot TuringAlan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist, and biologist. He is widely regarded as a war hero grossly mistreated by his unappreciative country and it has become hard to disentangle the real man from the story. It is easy to cast him as a misfit, the stereotypical professor. But actually Alan Turing was never a professor, and his nickname "Prof" was given by his codebreaking friends at Bletchley Park. Now, Alan Turing's nephew, Dermot Turing, has taken a fresh look at the influences on Alan Turing's life and creativity, and the later creation of a legend. Dermot's vibrant and entertaining approach to the life and work of a true genius makes this a fascinating read. This unique family perspective features insights from secret documents only recently released to the UK National Archives and other sources not tapped by previous biographers, looks into the truth behind Alan's conviction for gross indecency, and includes previously unpublished photographs from the Turing family album
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
510.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA29.T8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Prof : Alan Turing Decoded, Dermot Turing, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2NTI0OA==
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00011001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750965248
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780750965248
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) frd00011001
  • frd00011001
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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