Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everythingin the Cosmos, fromOur Brains to Black Holes (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 30, 2007 - Science - 304 pages
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The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.




  

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Review: Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes

User Review  - Gaurav - Goodreads

One of the best books on "Information Theory" I have ever read. The author presents, in a very interesting way, the concepts of Physics, while maintaining his focus on the Information Science. I ... Read full review

Review: Decoding the Universe: How the New Science of Information Is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, from Our Brains to Black Holes

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

I did not care for this book. I felt that the presentation of the material was not as clear and straight-forward as others that I've read. Also, in the concluding chapter on cosmology, only two of the "leading" hypotheses were discussed. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
SELECTBIBLIOGRAPHY
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Charles Seife, a journalist with Science magazine, has also written for New Scientist, Scientific American, The Economist, Wired UK, and The Sciences, among many other publications. His previous titles include Alpha & Omega and Zero. He received an MS in Probability Theory and Artificial Intelligence from Yale.

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