Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Start by marking “Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science” as Want to Read:

# Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science

by

In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. This groundbreaking and powerful theory now forms the basis of computer science. In

*Turing's Vision*, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the ...more## Get A Copy

Hardcover, 208 pages

Published
May 13th 2016
by MIT Press

## Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book,
please sign up.

## Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about
Turing's Vision,
please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Turing's Vision

This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Add this book to your favorite list »

## Community Reviews

Showing 1-30

Start your review of Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science

Most people know Alan Turing as the code-breaker, who shorted the WWII ...more

That being said, I do have a CS background, and do not think I would have been able as nicely without it. But given the difficulty of the topic, Bernhardt does a ...more

*This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.*

*We shall do a much better programming job, provided we approach the task with a full appreciation of its tremendous difficulty, provided that we respect the intrinsic limitations of the human mind and approach the task as very humble programmers. - Alan Turing*...more

Turing's most important intellectual work is his paper On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungs problem, published in 1936. If you've ever ...more

"Anything that can be computed can be computed by a Turing machine." (62)

"'A man ...more

Perfect concise historical and mathematical overview of computational theory and Turings contribution. ...more

Too hard for my brain. Perhaps the General Reader is equated to a precocious 13 year old Logician/Wizard.

Nice cover tho. Text that covers the entire subject's face is still impactful and somewhat shocking.

Ultimately I'm disappointed I won't learn too all the things about maths and computers and stuff and things.

In other news, the copy editing was terrible.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Be the first to start one »

## Goodreads is hiring!

## News & Interviews

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”
That’s Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani human rights...

47 likes · 19 comments

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »