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Author Gleick, James

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

Publ Info New York : Pantheon Books, [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCE Main Collection  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Charlotte  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-N.Miami  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Prov. Reserve  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 PC  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  Z665 .G547 2011    DUE 10-08-14
 Salve Main Collection  Z665 .G547 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  Z665 .G547 2011    DUE 12-20-14

Descript 526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Drums that talk -- 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
Note 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
LC subject Information science -- History
Information society
ISBN 9780375423727