The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea That Rules the World

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The Advent of the Algorithm: The Idea That Rules the World - Berlinski, David

The algorithm--the greatest mathematical discovery of the 20th century; a recipe that runs the computer and gives DNA its instructions. In this book, the author of "The Tour of Calculus" tells how it all happened, taking readers on a breathtaking voyage of invention, genius, and human frailty.