The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood [Audiobook]

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The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood [Audiobook]

by James Gleick

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Format: Unabridged

Publisher: Random House Audio

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ISBN - 10: 0307914968

ISBN - 13: 9780307914965

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These discs have a bit of surface wear but are not among the worst cd's. About mid-grade which may have an occasional skip but will mostly play well. Former library audiobook, but pretty well maintained. Mostly clean, just a bit of surface wear. Guaranteed to play largely without flaw, though cannot guarantee there won't be any skipping.

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James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era's defining quality-the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
 
The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born. From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long-misunderstood talking drums of Africa, Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information: Charles Babbage, the idiosyncratic inventor of the first great mechanical computer; Ada Byron, the brilliant and doomed daughter of the poet, who became the first true programmer; pivotal figures like Samuel Morse and Alan Turing; and Claude Shannon, the creator of information theory itself.
 
And then the information age arrives. Citizens of this world become experts willy-nilly: aficionados of bits and bytes. And we sometimes feel we are drowning, swept by a deluge of signs and signals, news and images, blogs and tweets. The Information is the story of how we got here and where we are heading.




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The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood

The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood

by James Gleick

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Format: Audiobook CD

Publisher: Random House Audio

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0307914968 Ex-library with typical stamps and labels. 14 CDs in library clamshell case. CDs and case have mild to moderate scratches/wear-plays fine. Defective items can be returned for full credit after receiving return authorization from seller. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library.

$21.38

The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood [Audiobook]

The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood [Audiobook]

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Format: Unabridged

Publisher: Random House Audio

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Unabradged. The 14 CDs (last 16 hours) are in excellent conditions with no scratches on sueface. Minor shelfwear on paper box. Free delivery confirmation. Satisfaction guaranteed!

$31.04

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

by James Gleick

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Publisher: Random House Audio

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14 CDs. Audience: General/trade. 14AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection, polished for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set. Clean CDs insure a clear listening experience. Some library marking to the box and the CDs. The CDs are in an individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this Audio CD performance.

$48.81

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The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

by James Gleick

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14 CDs.

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