CHARLES BABBAGE (1791-1871):

The Calculating Engine

in the South Carolina College Library

Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | References

Joan Baum, The calculating passion of Ada Byron. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1986.  
MATH  QA29.L72 B38 1986

J.M. Dubbey, The mathematical work of Charles Babbage. Cambridge UP, 1978.

Anthony Hyman, Charles Babbage, Pioneer of the Computer. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1982. 
QA29.B2 H9
 Doris Langley Moore, Ada, Countess of Lovelace.  London: John Murray, 1977.  
PR4382.M6 1977

Philip Morrison & Emily Morrison, eds., Charles Babbage and his Calculating Engines.  New York: Dover, 1961.  

Maboth Moseley, Irascible Genius: A Life of Charles Babbage, Inventor.  London: Hutchinson, 1964.   
T40.B25 M6

Dorothy Stein, Ada: A Life and Legacy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985.  MATH QA29.L72 S74 1985 

Doron Swade, The Difference Engine, Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer.  New York: Viking, 2001.  
QA75.S954 2001

Benjamin Woolley, The Bride of Science:: Romance, Reason, and Byron’s Daughter.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999. 
MATH QA29.L2 W66 1999

The full text of Babbage’s On the economy of machinery and manufacturesis available online, at:

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