All WCPL locations are closed through April 30, 2020. During this time you will not be able to place new holds on physical materials. If you have holds on the shelf, they will be held until we reopen. Discover an array of library resources you can access from home, available anytime.

The information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

Book Cover
Average Rating
More Details
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID625f8f5e-65fe-0d45-8555-67f3f7a03ab9
Grouping Titleinformation a history a theory a flood
Grouping Authorgleick james
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-04-08 07:28:46AM
Last Indexed2020-04-08 07:39:46AM

Solr Details

authorGleick, James
author_displayJames Gleick
available_at_catalogAthens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Cary Community
Duraleigh Road Community
East Regional
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
collection_catalogAdult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalogAthens Drive Community - Adult Non-Fiction
Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction
East Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction
North Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction
West Regional - Adult Non-fiction

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

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:6143804693220Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfLEE
ils:6143805977313Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfDUR
ils:6143804693227Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfHSP
ils:6143805222950Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-Fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfADR
ils:6143804693219West Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6143807157037Cary Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6143804693229Southeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6143806874053Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfNER
ils:6143805812854North Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseChecked outNOR
ils:6143804738126West Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6143804693222North Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6143804693221East Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6143805977314Athens Drive Community - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseChecked outADR
ils:6143804693230Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfCAM
ils:6143804693223Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfCAM
ils:6143804693228Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction020.9 GLEIC1falsefalseOn ShelfCAM
overdrive:d46545f2-0229-430c-b61f-314458ac6ed1-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog020.9 GLEIC
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogAthens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Cary Community
Duraleigh Road Community
East Regional
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
North Regional
Northeast Regional
Southeast Regional
West Regional
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:614380BookBooksEnglishPantheon Books, [2011]pages ; cm.
overdrive:d46545f2-0229-430c-b61f-314458ac6ed1eBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2011
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:6143804693220On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143805977313On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693227On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143805222950On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693219On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143807157037On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693229On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143806874053On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143805812854Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804738126On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693222On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693221On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143805977314Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693230On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693223On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6143804693228On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:d46545f2-0229-430c-b61f-314458ac6ed1-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetInformation science -- History
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