The New Language of ScienceUnknown - 2004
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, and what its ever-expanding presence portends for the future. Information is poised to replace matter as the primary stuff of the universe, von Baeyer suggests; it will provide a new basic framework for describing and predicting reality in the twenty-first century. Despite its revolutionary premise, von Baeyer's book is written simply in a straightforward fashion, offering a wonderfully accessible introduction to classical and quantum information. Enlivened with anecdotes from the lives of philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists who have contributed significantly to the field, Information conducts readers from questions of subjectivity inherent in classical information to the blurring of distinctions between computers and what they measure or store in our quantum age. A great advance in our efforts to defin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 003. 54 VON
Characteristics: xiv, 258 p. ; 22 cm.