Machines That Think!

Big Ideas That Changed the World #2


Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series


ISBN: 9781419740985 Categories: ,

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. 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.

Additional information

Weight 425 g
Dimensions 21.1 x 14.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 28 April 2020
Number of pages 128
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.1 x 14.7 cm
Weight 425 g


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Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.