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Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper, Pelleschi, Andrea

Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper

Author: Pelleschi, Andrea
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781512425031, Related ISBNs: 1512425036, 21169EB, 9781512407853, 9781512410884, 9781512413083
Classification: Non-Fiction

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Have you ever taken something apart to see how it works? As a child, Grace Hopper took apart five alarm clocks in a row, trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together. As an adult, she joined the Naval Reserve during World War II and worked on the world's first large-scale computer.

After the war, Hopper served on a committee organized by the Department of Defense to create a standard computer language. That language, Common Business-Oriented Language, or COBOL, quickly became popular. How did a curious little girl grow up to become the "Grandmother of COBOL"? Learn how her outstanding innovations changed the field of computer programming.

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