Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alex Wright

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alex Wright year 2008
  • Book name: Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages
  • Author: Alex Wright
  • Release date: 2008/11/3
  • Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780801475092
  • Rating: 9.17 of 10
  • Votes: 399
  • Review by: Annabel Rountree
  • Review rating: 8.85 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/9
  • Total pages: 296
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The 'information explosion' may seem like an acutely modern phenomenon, but we are not the first generation-or even the first species-to wrestle with the problem of information overload. Long before the advent of computers, human beings were collecting, storing, and organizing information: from Ice Age taxonomies to Sumerian archives, Greek libraries to Dark Age monasteries.Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Alex Wright weaves an intriguing narrative that connects such seemingly far-flung topics as insect colonies, Stone Age jewelry, medieval monasteries, Renaissance encyclopedias, early computer networks, and the Internet. Finally, he pulls these threads together to reach a surprising conclusion, suggesting that the future of the information age may lie deep in our past.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H20M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Knowledge Management, Library & Information Sciences, Computing: General, General & World History, Social & Cultural History
  • Available formats: RB, EPUB, DOC, PPTX, WORD, RTF, PDF, TXT. Compressed in BZ, CHM, ZIP, TBZ, EML, XZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 29.87 USD
  • Dimensions: 168x238x22.86mm
  • Weight: 425g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Ithaca, United States
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