Information A History, a Theory, a Flood

ISBN-10: 0375423729
ISBN-13: 9780375423727
Edition: 2011
Authors: James Gleick
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Description: James Gleick, the author of the bestsellersChaosandGeshy;nius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern erars"s defining quality-the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The  More...

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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

James Gleick, the author of the bestsellersChaosandGeshy;nius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern erars"s defining quality-the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world. The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanished as soon as it was born. From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talkshy;ing drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable developshy;ment of our modern understanding of information: Charles Babbage, the idiosyncratic inventor of the first great mechanical computer; Ada Byron, the poshy;etrs"s brilliant and doomed daughter, who became the first true programmer; pivotal figures like Samuel Morse and Alan Turing; and Claude Shannon, the creshy;ator of information theory itself. And then the information age comes upon us. Citishy;zens of this world become experts willy-nilly: aficionashy;dos of bits and bytes. And they sometimes feel they are drowning, swept by a deluge of signs and signals, news and images, blogs and tweets.The Informationis the story of how we got here and where we are heading. It will transform readersrs" view of its subject.

He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.

Prologue
Drums That Talk
The 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
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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