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Information: The New Language of Science

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Confronting us at every turn, flowing from every imaginable source, information defines our era--and yet what we don't know about it could--and does--fill a book. In this indispensable volume, a primer for the information age, Hans Christian von Baeyer presents a clear description of what information is, how concepts of its measurement, meaning, and transmission evolved,

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Published April 30th 2004 by Harvard University Press (first published October 9th 2003)
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Strangerover
an interesting and well written book, it takes the reader chronologically through the history of the concept of information.[return]the pace is quite quick and hans christian von baeyer skillfully puts the necessary scientific insights and backgrounds into theories without making it a heavy tome. for each classical figure in scientific history who has given us a step change, we also get a brief overview of their character and how their efforts have formalised 'information' as we see it today. [r ...more
Bobby Lin
A starting place to get an overview of Information theory and its implications to Sciences. The book introduced some topics such as Bayesian Probability. Useful as a stepping stone to a specific area of Information Theory.
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You know how SAT reading passages are really hard to concentrate on? It was like that, but for an entire book. Ack. I lasted about 10 pages, some of which I read to Taylor for comedic effect.
Spencer
I wanted to like this book more than I did. It was certainly interesting enough, in spots, but overall it seemed to have trouble maintaining cohesiveness and holding its shape.
Touko Tahkokallio
Book about the concept of information - how we should think about it, why it is important and what are the problems in defining it. Good stuff.
BakuDreamer
Interesting , but sort of all over the road. ( you could just skip to Ch 15 if you're already familiar with any of this )
Jack Gidding
A cross of information theory, bioinformatics, quantum physics, and mathematics. Quite interesting
Piya
Well, 3.5 stars. Charles Seife's book is better.
Jukka
Finally they are admitting it...
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