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The Mechanical Turk: The True Story of the Chess-playing Machine That Fooled the World Paperback – 6 Mar 2003

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (6 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014029919X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140299199
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,174,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fascinating account." -- Daily Telegraph

"Excellent." -- Time Out

"Filled with delightful stories...a subject that is not only fascinating, but which also resonates with contemporary issues." -- The Guardian

"Gripping...a rattling good yarn told by a natural entertainer." -- Daily Mail

"This is fascination, obsession, inquiry, storytelling and literary magic at it very best." -- Simon Winchester --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Tom Standage is science correspondent of The Economist in London and author of "The Victorian Internet: the remarkable story of the nineteeth century's online pioneers" (1998) and "The Netune File: planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen" (2000). He lives in Greenwich.

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