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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 6, 2012
Pages 526
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400096237
ISBN-10 1400096235
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1.08 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
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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
 



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from Vintage Books (March 6, 2012)
9781400096237 | details & prices | 526 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $16.95
About: 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.
Miscellaneous
from Pantheon Books (February 15, 2011)
9780307379573 | details & prices | 416 pages | List price $28.95
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307914965
 
With Rob Shapiro (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2011)
9780307914965 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.50 × 1.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $50.00
About: James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation 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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