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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.
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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Rogers George
James Gleick is one of the better popular science writers today, and I was impressed by both his biography of Richard Feynmann and his overview of chaos. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael J. Edelman
Great book with a startling new perspective on consciousness and sentience. Breaks free from the creature centric view which has pervaded throught since neolithic beings first... Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Brakhage
Gleick is à rare genius. I don' t understand how someone can be so brillant. I'm continually in awe of him.Published 2 months ago by Basil Carmody
This book just made me want to go back to graduate school and learn all of the fundamentals of communications and information theory.Published 2 months ago by Ben Bakelaar
This book is a good story about the informaipn. I discovered a new personajes and a relations about stidies. Great bookPublished 3 months ago by Albert bassols
This is excellent book. It is a complex analysis of how we have processed information in western society. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alphonso Whitfield III