The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

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HarperCollins Publishers, 3 mars 2011 - 544 pages

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.

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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 ... Consulter l'avis complet

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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. Consulter l'avis complet

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James Gleick was born in New York in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times. He is the bestselling author of Chaos, Genius, Faster, What Just Happened and a biography of Isaac Newton.

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