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The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick

Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood
Title
The information
Title remainder
a history, a theory, a flood
Statement of responsibility
James Gleick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talking drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He also provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information, including Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleick, James
Dewey number
020.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z665
LC item number
.G547 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information theory
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Information theory
  • INFORMATION SOCIETY
  • INFORMATION THEORY
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • INFORMATION SOCIETY
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • INFORMATION THEORY
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-503) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Entropy and its demons
  • Life's own code
  • Into the meme pool
  • The sense of randomness
  • Information is physical
  • After the flood
  • New news every day
  • Drums that talk
  • Persistence of the word
  • Two wordbooks
  • To throw the powers of thought into wheel-work
  • A nervous system for the Earth
  • New wires, new logic
  • Information theory
  • The informational turn
Control code
ocn745979816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed., 2012.
Extent
526 pages
Isbn
9781400096237
Lccn
2012371524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400096237
  • (OCoLC)745979816
Label
The information : a history, a theory, a flood, James Gleick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-503) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Entropy and its demons
  • Life's own code
  • Into the meme pool
  • The sense of randomness
  • Information is physical
  • After the flood
  • New news every day
  • Drums that talk
  • Persistence of the word
  • Two wordbooks
  • To throw the powers of thought into wheel-work
  • A nervous system for the Earth
  • New wires, new logic
  • Information theory
  • The informational turn
Control code
ocn745979816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed., 2012.
Extent
526 pages
Isbn
9781400096237
Lccn
2012371524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400096237
  • (OCoLC)745979816

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