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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According to the saying, money makes the world go round. But the thing that fuels the movement of money is information, intelligence, data, and 1s and 0s. In this volume Gleick seeks to uncover this ... Read full review

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Dense, fascinating, wide-ranging, a researching tour de force. Completely revised my understanding of what information is and how it informs our time. 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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