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The information: a history, a theory, a flood

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Grouping Titleinformation a history a theory a flood
Grouping Authorjames gleick
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-20 07:30:48AM
Last Indexed2021-01-20 07:44:35AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780375423727

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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 Africa's 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.
A New York Times Notable Book
A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year
Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

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Information society
title_displayThe information : a history, a theory, a flood
title_fullThe Information A History, a Theory, a Flood
The information : a history, a theory, a flood / James Gleick
title_shortThe information
title_suba history, a theory, a flood
Information science
Information society