The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

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Fourth Estate, 2011 - Information science - 526 pages
James Gleick, the author of the bestsellers Chaos and Genius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle 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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User Review  - dhmontgomery - LibraryThing

A fascinating general-audience overview of the central issue of our time: information overload. More specifically, this is a history of efforts to understand information, from Early Modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - GeoffSC - LibraryThing

A fascinating read, probably because of my eclectic interests in science, communication, analysis and having worked through computer history. I skip read a lot of the technical stuff but overall it ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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