StoryMakers with Don Brown MACHINES THAT THINK
On this episode of StoryMakers, Rocco chats with award-winning author and illustrator Don Brown! MACHINES THAT THINK! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series
Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines. Included are fascinating looks at the world’s earliest calculators, the birth of computer programming, and the arrival of smartphones. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity. Back matter includes a timeline, endnotes, a bibliography, an author’s note, and an index.
ABOUT Don Brown
Don Brown is the award-winning author and illustrator of many picture book biographies. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and his delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, humor, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. School Library Journal has called him “a current pacesetter who has put the finishing touches on the standards for storyographies.” He lives in New York with his family.
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