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The Resource Pebbles to computers : the thread, Hans Blohm, Stafford Beer, David Suzuki

Pebbles to computers : the thread, Hans Blohm, Stafford Beer, David Suzuki

Label
Pebbles to computers : the thread
Title
Pebbles to computers
Title remainder
the thread
Statement of responsibility
Hans Blohm, Stafford Beer, David Suzuki
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about the connexions that link and pattern the story of humanity's attempt to understand its experience. If we could not organise our perceptions so as to interpret them, then our cosmos would seem to be random and meaningless. The need to organise and analyse is one of the characteristics that make us human. Our responses to that need make up the history of thought.The story of computation, from the earliest use of pebbles to the most sophisticated modern circuits, is one of the central themes in the story of human endeavour, but this book is more than a history. Here the insights of the artist, the philosopher and the scientist are brought together in a unique conjuction. Like a prismatic lens they reveal colours and planes that are otherwise hidden from sight. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blohm, Hans
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • QA76.17
  • Q172
LC item number
  • .B57 1986
  • .B58 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beer, Stafford
  • Suzuki, David T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers
  • Numeration
  • Computers
  • Numeration
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Natuurwetenschappen
  • Numbers
Label
Pebbles to computers : the thread, Hans Blohm, Stafford Beer, David Suzuki
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm15352328
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780195405361
Lccn
87126362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o15352328
  • (OCoLC)15352328
Label
Pebbles to computers : the thread, Hans Blohm, Stafford Beer, David Suzuki
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm15352328
Dimensions
23 x 27 cm
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9780195405361
Lccn
87126362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o15352328
  • (OCoLC)15352328

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