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The Imitation Game : : Alan Turing Decoded

Ottaviani, Jim, author. Graphic Novel - 2016 Adult Graphic Novel / Ottaviani, Jim, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / Biography / Turing, Alan 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Call Number: Adult Graphic Novel / Ottaviani, Jim, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / Biography / Turing, Alan
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Traverwood Branch

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Chiefly illustrations.
A biography of the mathematician, reveals the story of an eccentric genius, olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.
"English mathematician and scientist Alan Turing (19121954) is credited with many of the foundational principles of contemporary computer science. The Imitation Game presents a historically accurate graphic novel biography of Turing's life, including his groundbreaking work on the fundamentals of cryptography and artificial intelligence. His code breaking efforts led to the cracking of the German Enigma during World War II, work that saved countless lives and accelerated the Allied defeat of the Nazis. While Turing's achievements remain relevant decades after his death, the story of his life in post-war Europe continues to fascinate audiences today. Award-winning duo Jim Ottaviani (the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feynman and Primates) and artist Leland Purvis (an Eisner and Ignatz Award nominee and occasional reviewer for the Comics Journal) present a factually detailed account of Turing's life and groundbreaking research--as an unconventional genius who was arrested, tried, convicted, and punished for being openly gay, and whose innovative work still fuels the computing and communication systems that define our modern world. Computer science buffs, comics fans, and history aficionados will be captivated by this riveting and tragic story of one of the 20th centurys most unsung heroes."--Publisher website.

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graphic biography submitted by camelsamba on August 21, 2017, 10:01pm As with his other graphic bios, Ottaviani provides a good representation of the theory (in this case, theoretical math / computer science) at a level that is reasonably understandable by laypersons. The book also covers the Enigma Machine (world war 2 code breaking masterpiece) in fascinating detail. My main complaint is that I sometimes got confused about the correlation between speech bubbles and character. There was a color coding but it wasn't intuitively obvious, so i occasionally found myself confused about whose point-of-view I was reading.

The Imitation Game : : Alan Turing Decoded submitted by Varshini on August 1, 2019, 9:22pm This was really interesting to read. I heard someone talking about it, and decided to check it out since I enjoyed the movie. Check out this graphic novel if you liked the movie "The Imitation Game", it's pretty cool!

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PUBLISHED
New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 233 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Graphic Novel

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1419718932
9781419718939

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Purvis, Leland,

SUBJECTS
Turing, Alan Mathison, -- 1912-1954.
Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Gay men -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
Artificial intelligence -- History.
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Historical comics.