The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 1400096235
ISBN-13 9781400096237
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era Information communication and information theory Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information from the language of Africas talking drums to the invention of written alphabets from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory into the new information age and the current deluge of news tweets images and blogs Along the way Gleick profiles key innovators including Charles Babbage Ada Lovelace Samuel Morse and Claude Shannon and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world but how we live ANew York TimesNotable BookALos Angeles TimesandCleveland Plain DealerBest Book of the YearWinner of thePEN E O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

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