From the bestselling writer of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius arrives a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the massive ideas of the present day period: Information, communication, and information concept.
Acclaimed science author James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our partnership to information has transformed the incredibly mother nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey as a result of the historical past of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s speaking drums to the creation of prepared alphabets from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information concept, into the new information age and the present-day deluge of news, tweets, pictures, and blogs. Together the way, Gleick profiles critical innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our being familiar with of information is transforming not only how we seem at the world, but how we are living.
A New York Periods Notable E-book
A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Simple Seller Best E-book of the Calendar year
Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Crafting Award
The Information A Record a Principle a Flood