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The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-Playing Machine that Fooled the World By Tom Standage

The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-Playing Machine that Fooled the World
by Tom Standage

This title tells the story of the Turk, the infamous 18th-century automation. The story links a cast of historical characters, from Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe to the pioneers of the computer age, and provides an accessible way of examining the relationship between magic, man, mind and machine.

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The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-Playing Machine that Fooled the World Summary


This title tells the true story of the Turk, the infamous 18th-century automation. The story links an unlikely cast of historical characters, from Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe to the pioneers of the computer age, and provides an accessible way of examining the complex relationship between magic, man, mind and machine, from the Enlightenment to the computer age.

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GOR000728500
The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-Playing Machine that Fooled the World
Tom Standage
Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-03-06
288
014029919X
9780140299199
N/A
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