The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

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Fourth Estate, 2011 - Information science - 526 pages
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James Gleick, the author of the best-sellers 'Chaos' and 'Genius', brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern era's defining quality - the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.

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User Review  - ilokhov - LibraryThing

The premise of this book is rather fascinating and the author has obviously done his research on the topic and structured it well. The material covers the whole of history of information and humanity ... Read full review

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

Not surprisingly, the subject of James Gleick’s The Information is the field of knowledge known as “Information Theory.” The theory’s origin can be traced to a seminal article written in 1948 by ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

James Gleick was born in New York in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times. He is the bestselling author of Chaos, Genius, Faster, What Just Happened and a biography of Isaac Newton.

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