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Grace Hopper : Navy admiral and computer pioneer / Charlene W. Billings.

By: Billings, Charlene W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Hillside, N.J., U.S.A. : Enslow Publishers, c1989Description: 128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 089490194X; 9780894901942.Subject(s): Hopper, Grace Murray -- Juvenile literature | Admirals -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Computer engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United States. Navy -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 359/.0092 | B Summary: Traces the life of the scientist who, as well as having a distinguished career in the Navy, was a pioneer contributor to computer science and is known as the grandmother of the computer age.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index.

Traces the life of the scientist who, as well as having a distinguished career in the Navy, was a pioneer contributor to computer science and is known as the grandmother of the computer age.

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Gr 7-12-- Grace Hopper's accomplishments are well known to computer experts, but as a pioneer in computer development, the inventor of COBOL, and a brigadier general in the navy, she has much to recommend her as a champion of women's abilities in male-dominated fields. The quality of the life portrayed here is not diminished by some difficult explanations of the workings of the computer systems and the languages Hopper used. Black-and-white photographs, an extensive list of professional activities and awards, and an index complete the volume. Worthwhile reading, as it is one of the few sources that addresses this remarkable woman's achievements. --Ruth K. MacDonald, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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