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I'd previously read his book Chaos, and liked it as much as this reading of Information, so I think I will seek out his other books.
James Gleick's book on information theory is very enjoyable to read as it provides intuitive explanations for this very tricky and information-dense field.
I really can't think of a better way to describe James Gleick's The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood than erudite and lyrical.
One of the best books ever written about the history of computers, the history of language and the history of thought, all tied up and woven together. I loved the book. Read morePublished 14 days ago by KWF
Perhaps the author was trying to convey some of his points via his writing? Such as; Not all information carries meaning, or some information is redundant. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Will Fehringer
This book bears its title well! It is rich in information and communicates it well! I particularly liked chapters 6 to 9 which are about the history of the modern theory of... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Serge H Ahmed
comprehensive, informative, background a bit more than necessary, thought provoking, mathematics interesting but not overwhelming, minimum predictions, glad I read this bookPublished 1 month ago by patent85
A great subject. And the book covers a great many new topics - rarely found elsewhere. Yet, the biggest issue is that there is not much that truly binds African drum messages to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by NJ
This book probably is a good read if you treat it as a nice story of the evolution of the digital age, and while it touches various other aspects sometimes trying to derive... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Book Myths
Aimed at the intelligent lay reader. The chapter about talking drums was particularly interesting. The book ranges more broadly afield and was less technical than I expected. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rogers George