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The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick

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The information : a history, a theory, a flood
Title
The information
Title remainder
a history, a theory, a flood
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talking drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He also provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information, including Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2012.
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385421
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DLC
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Gleick, James
Dewey number
020.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z665
LC item number
.G547 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Information science
  • Information society
Target audience
adult
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a history, a theory, a flood
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-503) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
526 p.
Isbn
9780375423727
Lccn
2010023221
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607975727
  • (OCoLC)607975727
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-503) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
526 p.
Isbn
9780375423727
Lccn
2010023221
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607975727
  • (OCoLC)607975727

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