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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date March 4, 2014
Pages 252
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544227750
ISBN-10 0544227751
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Financial Times Business Book of the Year Finalist

“Illuminating and very timely . . . a fascinating — and sometimes alarming — survey of big data’s growing effect on just about everything: business, government, science and medicine, privacy, and even on the way we think.”
New York Times

It seems like “big data” is in the news every day, as we read the latest examples of how powerful algorithms are teasing out the hidden connections between seemingly unrelated things. Whether it is used by the NSA to fight terrorism or by online retailers to predict customers’ buying patterns, big data is a revolution occurring around us, in the process of forever changing economics, science, culture, and the very way we think. But it also poses new threats, from the end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior. What we have already seen is just the tip of the iceberg.

Big Data is the first major book about this earthshaking subject, with two leading experts explaining what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

“An optimistic and practical look at the Big Data revolution — just the thing to get your head around the big changes already underway and the bigger changes to come.”
—Cory Doctorow, boingboing.com


Editions
Hardcover
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from John Murray Pubs Ltd (March 14, 2013); titled "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think"
9781848547902 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $33.10
About: Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything.
from Houghton Mifflin (March 5, 2013)
9780544002692 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780544227750
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (March 4, 2014)
9780544227750 | details & prices | 252 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Financial Times Business Book of the Year Finalist“Illuminating and very timely .

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