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Babbage, Henry Prevost

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Works: 19 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,199 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Periodicals  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler
Classifications: QA29.B2, 510.78
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Most widely held works about Henry Prevost Babbage
 
Most widely held works by Henry Prevost Babbage
Charles Babbage and his calculating engines : selected writings by Charles Babbage and others by Charles Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Babbage, pioneer in the field of computing machines, is well known today as the development and dissemination of computers has made it clear that he was a man ahead of his time. For a large part of his life Babbage was chiefly interested in the calculating engine, but from his writings it is apparent that in addition to understanding the principles of the construction of computers, he had a clear insight into their potential applications and the way to use them. He was also a pioneer in the field of operations research, was interested in an amazingly broad range of subjects, and was one of the first people to obtain a government grant in support of research! The editors have written an introduction which serves as a coordinating preamble to some chapters from Babbage's "Passages from the Life of a Philosopher" along with selections from "Calculating Engines" and assorted miscellaneous papers, blending everything to produce a book which can be read with the ease of a novel and is certainly no less entertaining
Babbage's calculating engines : a collection of papers by Henry Prevost BABBAGE( Book )

22 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principal source of information for the technical operation of Babbage's Difference and Analytical engines, and an extremely difficult book to obtain. Toward the end of his life, Babbage began assembling his own and other's previously published writings on the Difference and Analytical Engines with the intent of publishing a history of the machines, but died before he could accomplish this task. He had the first 294 pages of this work typeset and printed on slightly varying types of paper during his lifetime. It would appear that its purpose was to collect the most significant published writings, many of which had appeared as obscure pamphlets or in little-read journals, together with a listing of what remained unpublished, including all of Babbage's notebooks and engineering drawings (listed on pp. 271-294), in the hope that his unfinished projects might be completed at some future date. The book was completed by Babbage's youngest son, Major-General Henry Prevost Babbage, to whom Babbage had bequeathed his calculating engines and everything pertaining to them. Were it not for this volume and the bibliography of Babbage's works published both here (on the last three printed pages of the book) and in Babbage's autobiography, Babbage's achievements might have been forgotten. As it turned out the information was never implemented literally, probably because construction of the mechanical Analytical Engine was just too complex a project for any organization except a government to undertake. Yet Babbage's ambitions and his ideas remained alive in the minds of people working in mechanical computation long after his technology had fallen into obsolescence. When Vannevar Bush suggested in 1936 that electromechanical technology might be the way to realize "Babbage's large conception" of the Analytical Engine, he cited this volume among his references; and in building the electromechanical Harvard Mark I, Howard Aiken saw himself as fulfilling Babbage's ambition
Elam School of Fine Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Municipal Accounts. [Illustrated by extracts from the Cheltenham Borough Accounts for the year ending March 31, 1899.] by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

3 editions published between 1897 and 1900 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

distracted-reader( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"160 pages; includes 10 tipped-in colour plates. With essays by Michelle Menzies, Lance Pearce, and Henry Babbage. Parr and Western segue a photographic essay on the ruinous state of Barton Gillespie’s modernist house in Westemere into photographs of mutely eloquent architectural and landscape fragments taken in Los Angeles and Mexico. Menzies’ essay reads the Barton Gillespie house as a figure of rapport between people, topography and climate. Pearce considers the itinerancy and conceptual mobility of Parr and Western’s practice. Babbage reflects on the different audiences that Parr and Western’s temporary, quasi-architectural spaces create, and the way the spaces operate as platforms for occupancy and performance.."--Publisher description
[Babbage's occulting telegraph] by Charles Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bitter Cry of the Ratepayers! Its remedy by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbage's calculating engines by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loft was made for no one by Michael Parr( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Babbage's calculating engines by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On mechanical notation, as exemplified in the Swedish calculating machine of Messrs. Scheütz by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1855 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs and correspondence of Major-General H.P. Babbage by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

4 editions published between 1915 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbage's calculating engines : a collection of papers by Henry Prevost Babbage by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the mechanical arrangements of the analytical engine of the late Charles Babbage, F.R.S. by Henry Prevost Babbage( )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charles Babbage : an important collection of manuscripts, annotated copies of his books, ephemera, printed papers and books, formed by Babbage and his son Henry Prevost Babbage by Pickering & Chatto( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memoirs and correspondence by Henry Prevost Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thoughts on the principles of taxation, with reference to a property tax, and its exceptions by Charles Babbage( Book )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Babbage's calculating engines : a collection of papers
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