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The Resource The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick

The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick

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The information : a history, a theory, a flood
Title
The information
Title remainder
a history, a theory, a flood
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talking drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He also provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information, including Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon
Summary
From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talking drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He also provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information, including Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2012.
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385421
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
020.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a history, a theory, a flood
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-503) and index
Contents
Drums that talk -- Persistence of the word -- Two wordbooks -- To throw the powers of thought into wheel-work -- A nervous system for the Earth -- New wires, new logic -- Information theory -- The informational turn -- Entropy and its demons -- Life's own code -- Into the meme pool -- The sense of randomness -- Information is physical -- After the flood -- New news every day
Control code
ocn607975727
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
526 p.
Isbn
9780375423727
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010023221
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)607975727
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-503) and index
Contents
Drums that talk -- Persistence of the word -- Two wordbooks -- To throw the powers of thought into wheel-work -- A nervous system for the Earth -- New wires, new logic -- Information theory -- The informational turn -- Entropy and its demons -- Life's own code -- Into the meme pool -- The sense of randomness -- Information is physical -- After the flood -- New news every day
Control code
ocn607975727
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
526 p.
Isbn
9780375423727
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010023221
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)607975727

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