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With contributions from both sides of the science/humanities divide, this is a quirky collection of essays on science and the imagination. It springs from the Science Museum's construction of Charles Babbage's difference engine, the mechanical computer which he designed in the 1830s but never built.
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Published August 1st 1997 by Faber & Faber (first published 1996)
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I really liked this one since I learned things I had no idea about previously from practically every well researched & written essay.
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