Foreword to the Centenary Edition Martin Davis; Preface to the First Edition; Foreword to the First Edition Lyn Irvine; Preface; Part I. Mainly Biographical: 1. Family background; 2. Childhood and early boyhood; 3. At Sherborne school; 4. At Cambridge; 5. At the Graduate College, Princeton; 6. Some characteristics; 7. War work in the Foreign Office; 8. At the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington; 9. Work with the Manchester Automatic Digital Machine; 10. Broadcasts and intelligent machinery; 11. Morphogenesis; 12. Relaxation; 13. Last days and some tributes; Part II. Containing Computing Machinery and Morphogenesis: 14. Computing machinery; 15. Chemical theory of morphogenesis considered; My brother Alan John Turing; Bibliography; Index.
Containing never-before-published material, this fascinating account sheds new light on one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century.
'The book is full of brilliant treasures, anecdotal accounts of
Turing's eccentricity and genius, and insights into his science ...
This little book, with its kaleidoscopic picture of Alan Turing's
short life, goes some way towards de-coding his mind, and his
family.' The Guardian
'Well-written and tackles some of Turing's mathematical work.' Engineering and Technology
'... the readers of the new edition can benefit from a previously unpublished memoir by Alan's older brother John, as well as a new foreword by Martin Davis; both texts provide a different view of Alan Turing, and represent a nice complement to the main part of the book.' Antonin Slavik, Zentralblatt MATH