The Information

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

Non-Fiction, Education, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 01/03/2012
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Synopsis

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing. We live in the information age. But every era of history has had its own information revolution: the invention of writing, the composition of dictionaries, the creation of the charts that made navigation possible, the discovery of the electronic signal, the cracking of the genetic code. In ‘The Information’ James Gleick tells the story of how human beings use, transmit and keep what they know. From African talking drums to Wikipedia, from Morse code to the ‘bit’, it is a fascinating account of the modern age’s defining idea and a brilliant exploration of how information has revolutionised our lives.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007225743
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 370g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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The Information
A master class in joined up thinking
If one is forgiven the sin of communicating in memes (see chapter 11) this fine work is best described as a triumph of joined up thinking. The aim to write... READ MORE
Tim Dumble