Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search





Enchantress of numbers [electronic resource] / Jennifer Chiaverini.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. (Author). Leishman, Virginia. (Narrator). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501960499
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (20 hr., 2 min.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; 2017, p2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Virginia Leishman.
Summary, etc.:
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace-Lord Byron's daughter, the world's first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung. The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination-or worse yet, passion or poetry-is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage-brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly-will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics-ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman-falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination. In Enchantress of Numbers, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing-a young woman who stepped out of her father's shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Subject: FICTION / Historical.
Fiction.
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.
LDR 11536nim a22010571a 4500
001119804608
003SITKA
00520171218020023.0
006m o h
007sz zunnnnnuneu
007cr nnannnuuuua
008121004r20172017mdunnnn o z n eng d
020 . ‡a9781501960499
02801. ‡aZ13275 ‡bRecorded Books
035 . ‡a(MdPfRBL)rbdZ13275
040 . ‡aMdPfRBL ‡beng ‡cMdPfRBL
1001 . ‡aChiaverini, Jennifer.
24510. ‡aEnchantress of numbers ‡h[electronic resource] / ‡cJennifer Chiaverini.
250 . ‡aUnabridged.
260 . ‡aPrince Frederick, Md. : ‡bRecorded Books ; ‡a[Prince Frederick, Md.] : ‡b[Distributed by] RBdigital, ‡c2017, p2017.
300 . ‡a1 online resource (20 hr., 2 min.)
538 . ‡aMode of access: World Wide Web.
538 . ‡aRequires RBdigital Media Manager.
538 . ‡aSystem requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
500 . ‡aDownloadable audio file.
500 . ‡aTitle from title screen.
506 . ‡aAccess restricted to subscribing institutions.
5110 . ‡aNarrated by Virginia Leishman.
530 . ‡aDownloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
520 . ‡aNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace-Lord Byron's daughter, the world's first computer programmer, and a woman whose exceptional contributions to science and technology have been too long unsung. The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination-or worse yet, passion or poetry-is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage-brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly-will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics-ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman-falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination. In Enchantress of Numbers, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini unveils the passions, dreams, and insatiable thirst for knowledge of a largely unheralded pioneer in computing-a young woman who stepped out of her father's shadow to achieve her own laurels and champion the new technology that would shape the future.
650 7. ‡aFICTION / Historical. ‡2bisacsh
650 4. ‡aFiction.
655 4. ‡aDownloadable audio books.
655 7. ‡aAudiobooks. ‡2lcgft
7001 . ‡aLeishman, Virginia. ‡4nrt
7102 . ‡aRecorded Books, Inc.
85640. ‡uhttps://dawsoncreekbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Dawson Creek Public Library card required) ‡9BDC
85640. ‡uhttps://penderislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Piers Island Library card required) ‡9BPIC
85640. ‡uhttps://penderislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Mayne Island Reading Centre card required) ‡9BMIS
85640. ‡uhttps://penderislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Galiano Island Community Library card required) ‡9BGIC
85640. ‡uhttps://penderislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Saturna Island Library card required) ‡9BSI
85640. ‡uhttps://valemountbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Valemount Public Library card required) ‡9BVALE
85640. ‡uhttps://stewartbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Stewart Public Library card required) ‡9BSP
85640. ‡uhttps://penderislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Pender Island Public Library card required) ‡9BPI
85640. ‡uhttps://invermerebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Invermere Public Library card required) ‡9BIN
85640. ‡uhttps://gibsonsbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Gibsons Public Library card required) ‡9BGI
85640. ‡uhttps://crestonbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Creston Public Library card required) ‡9BCRE
85640. ‡uhttps://crdlbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Cariboo Regional Library card required) ‡9BWLCR
85640. ‡uhttps://burnslakebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Burns Lake Public Library card required) ‡9BBUL
85640. ‡uhttps://alertbaybc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Alert Bay Public Library card required) ‡9BABM
85640. ‡uhttps://whistlerbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Whistler Public Library card required) ‡9BW
85640. ‡uhttps://tumblerridgebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Tumbler Ridge Public Library card required) ‡9BTR
85640. ‡uhttps://terracebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Terrace Public Library card required) ‡9BTE
85640. ‡uhttps://taylorbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Taylor Public Library card required) ‡9BTA
85640. ‡uhttps://squamishbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Squamish Public Library card required) ‡9BSQ
85640. ‡uhttps://sparwoodbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Sparwood Public Library card required) ‡9BSPA
85640. ‡uhttps://secheltbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Sechelt Public Library card required) ‡9BSE
85640. ‡uhttps://rosslandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Rossland Public Library card required) ‡9BR
85640. ‡uhttps://princerupertbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Prince Rupert Library card required) ‡9BPR
85640. ‡uhttps://poucecoupebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Pouce Coupe Public Library card required) ‡9BPOC
85640. ‡uhttps://pembertonbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Pemberton and District Public Library card required) ‡9BPE
85640. ‡uhttps://nakuspbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Nakusp Public Library card required) ‡9BNA
85640. ‡uhttps://midwaybc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Midway Public Library card required) ‡9BM
85640. ‡uhttps://mcbridebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (McBride & District Public Library card required) ‡9BMB
85640. ‡uhttps://mackenziebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Mackenzie Public Library card required) ‡9BMK
85640. ‡uhttps://lillooetbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Lillooet Area Library Association card required) ‡9BLP
85640. ‡uhttps://kitimatbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Kitimat Public Library card required) ‡9BKIT
85640. ‡uhttps://kimberleybc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Kimberley Public Library card required) ‡9BKI
85640. ‡uhttps://kaslobc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Kaslo and District Public Library card required) ‡9BKASL
85640. ‡uhttps://houstonbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Houston Public Library card required) ‡9BH
85640. ‡uhttps://greenwoodbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Greenwood Public Library card required) ‡9BGRE
85640. ‡uhttps://granislebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Granisle Public Library card required) ‡9BGR
85640. ‡uhttps://fraserlakebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Fraser Lake Public Library card required) ‡9BFRL
85640. ‡uhttps://fortnelsonbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Fort Nelson Public Library card required) ‡9BFN
85640. ‡uhttps://ferniebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Fernie Heritage Library card required) ‡9BF
85640. ‡uhttps://elkfordbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Elkford Public Library card required) ‡9BELK
85640. ‡uhttps://cranbrookbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Cranbrook Public Library card required) ‡9BCR
85640. ‡uhttps://chetwyndbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Chetwynd Public Library card required) ‡9BCHE
85640. ‡uhttps://castlegarbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Castlegar Public Library card required) ‡9BCD
85640. ‡uhttps://bowenislandbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Bowen Island Public Library card required) ‡9BBI
85640. ‡uhttps://smithersbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Smithers Public Library card required) ‡9BS
85640. ‡uhttps://salmobc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Salmo Public Library card required) ‡9BSA
85640. ‡uhttps://nelsonbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Nelson Public Library card required) ‡9BNE
85640. ‡uhttps://hudsonshopebc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Hudson's Hope Public Library card required) ‡9BHH
85640. ‡uhttps://fortstjamesbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Fort St. James Public Library card required) ‡9BFSJA
85640. ‡uhttps://vanderhoofbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Vanderhoof Public Library card required) ‡9BVDH
85640. ‡uhttps://powellbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Powell River Public Library card required) ‡9BPRDP
85640. ‡uhttps://trailbc.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501960499 ‡yClick to access e-audiobook (Trail and District Public Library card required) ‡9BT
945 . ‡c(OCoLC)1016053547
994 . ‡aOneClickDigital
905 . ‡uMark
901 . ‡a119804608 ‡b ‡c119804608 ‡tbiblio ‡sOneClickDigital

Additional Resources