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Hardcover | $8.75 Short | £6.95 | ISBN: 9780262162180 | 296 pp. | 5.375 x 8 in | 4 illus.| October 2003
Paperback | $22.95 Trade | £17.95 | ISBN: 9780262661911 | 296 pp. | 5.375 x 8 in | 4 illus.| February 2005
eBook | $22.95 Trade | ISBN: 9780262254298 | 296 pp. | 4 illus.| February 2005

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Turing (A Novel about Computation)

About the Author

Christos H. Papadimitriou is C. Lester Hogan Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of many books on computational theory.


“...inventively interwoven with a romance and intellectual mystery.”—Sally Abbott , San Francisco Chronicle
“What's most delightful about Turing is the charmed glow that Papadimitriou's prose sheds all around.”—George Scialabba, Boston Sunday Globe


“Combining storytelling and brilliant exposition in the Enlightenment tradition, Christos Papadimitriou's Turing is at once a moving postmodern love story and one of the best introductions to theoretical computer science available, an enchanting offer to the intelligent reader.”
Apostolos Doxiadis, author of Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
“This is a delightful book in which science and fiction meet literature and politics. It makes you feel and understand what creativitiy means and how it relates to the culture of society. And it is great fun!”
Manuel Castells, Wallis Annenberg Professor of Communication Technology & Society, University of Southern California, Author of The Internet Galaxy
Turing sets new standards for the popular exposition of computer science. It is also a very funny book.”
Donald E. Knuth, Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming, Stanford University