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Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

La primera programadora de la historia

By Maria Serrano, Illustrated by Tyto Alba

9-12

Genios de la Ciencia

JUVENILE NONFICTION

36 Pages, 9.5 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9788417137243

Rights: US & CA

Vegueta Ediciones (May 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: May 2021
 

Overview

La primera programadora Augusta Ada Byron, condesa de Lovelace, hija del célebre poeta romántico Lord Byron, más conocida como Ada Lovelace, fue una pionera en el Londres del siglo XIX. Gracias a sus conocimientos matemáticos y a su gran imaginación ideó, con el apoyo de sus amigos inventores, el primer programa informático. Lo increíble es que cuando Ada lo inventó, aún no existían los ordenadores. Eso es lo que se llama ser una visionaria. El relato también es un viaje a través de sus ideas y un retrato de los sabios e inventores a los,que conoció en una época fascinante, la de la Revolución Industrial. Tanto el registro de la narración como el estilo de las imágenes están adecuados a escolares con una franja de edad entre 8 y 11 años. El texto y las ilustraciones se aseguran de tratar temas didácticos transversales a los ámbitos de actividad del personaje, en especial aquellos relativos al mundo de las matemáticas y los avances tecnológicos, de cara tanto a la lectura en familia como al uso en centros escolares y al refuerzo al programa educativo. Las páginas finales del libro contienen una biografía resumida del personaje y una cronología que lo enmarca en la evolución de su disciplina, entre otros personajes destacados.  The first programmer Daughter of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was the first person who imagined that an algorithm could give indications to a machine so that it could operate autonomously. That is, she was the first one to think that, if humans were capable of writing a sequence of instructions in a language that a machine could understand, maybe the machine could perform these tasks on its own, thus becoming a thinking device. What Ada invented is what is now considered the first computer program in history, although there were still many years to come before computers ever existed. Both the register of the narrative and the style of the images are appropriate for schoolchildren between 8 and 11 years old. The text and the images make sure to deal with pedagogical threads that traverse the characters' scope of activity, both for family readings at home and at school, supporting the educational program. Additionally, throughout the narrative the reader will find all the information necessary to appropriately situate the figure in a socio-historical context.

Author Biography

Maria Serrano works as publisher and translator. For many years her work as publisher has specialized in the field of design and visual culture, and between 2008 and 2011 she was responsible for the Spanish edition of the magazine Étapes. As a translator she has worked with books of analysis and essay of the most diverse topics. Tyto Alba took his first professional steps as a painter, exhibiting in various galleries in Barcelona. He began his career as a cartoonist during a stay in Mexico, D. F., where he made his comic "Black River Together" and several short comics for different publications.