Dark Hero of the Information Age

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ISBN: 9780786735617
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Number of pages: 464
Author: Flo Conway
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Dark Hero of the Information Age in PDF and EPUB Child prodigy and brilliant MIT mathematician, Norbert Wiener founded the revolutionary science of cybernetics and ignited the information-age explosion of computers, automation, and global telecommunications. His best-selling book, Cybernetics, catapulted him into the public spotlight, as did his chilling visions of the future and his ardent social activism.Based on a wealth of primary sources and exclusive access to Wiener's closest family members, friends, and colleagues, Dark Hero of the Information Age reveals this eccentric genius as an extraordinarily complex figure. No one interested in the intersection of technology and culture will want to miss this epic story of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and colorful figures.


Dark Hero of the Information Age

Filename: dark-hero-of-the-information-age.pdf
ISBN: 9780786735617
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Number of pages: 464
Author: Flo Conway
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Dark Hero of the Information Age in PDF and EPUB Child prodigy and brilliant MIT mathematician, Norbert Wiener founded the revolutionary science of cybernetics and ignited the information-age explosion of computers, automation, and global telecommunications. His best-selling book, Cybernetics, catapulted him into the public spotlight, as did his chilling visions of the future and his ardent social activism.Based on a wealth of primary sources and exclusive access to Wiener's closest family members, friends, and colleagues, Dark Hero of the Information Age reveals this eccentric genius as an extraordinarily complex figure. No one interested in the intersection of technology and culture will want to miss this epic story of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and colorful figures.


Dark Hero of the Information Age

Filename: dark-hero-of-the-information-age.pdf
ISBN: 0465013716
Release Date: 2006-08-29
Number of pages: 464
Author: Flo Conway
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

Download and read online Dark Hero of the Information Age in PDF and EPUB A definitive portrait of the eccentric mathematical genius and founder of the science of cybernetics traces the life and career of Norbert Wiener; his role in the evolution of computers, automation, and global telecommunications; and his ardent social activism and warnings about the human consequences of technology run amok. 30,000 first printing.


Snapping

Filename: snapping.pdf
ISBN: 0964765004
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 401
Author: Flo Conway
Publisher: Stillpoint Press

Download and read online Snapping in PDF and EPUB Explains the nature, causes, incidence, and treatment of sudden personality changes which may result in violently destructive behavior


A Mind at Play

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ISBN: 9781476766706
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jimmy Soni
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Mind at Play in PDF and EPUB The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of customized unicycles and a flamethrowing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age.” His discoveries would lead contemporaries to compare him to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. His work anticipated by decades the world we’d be living in today—and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman reveal Claude Shannon’s full story for the first time. It’s the story of a small-town Michigan boy whose career stretched from the era of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of Apple. It’s the story of the origins of our digital world in the tunnels of MIT and the “idea factory” of Bell Labs, in the “scientists’ war” with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon’s collaborators and rivals, thinkers like Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Vannevar Bush, and Norbert Wiener. And it’s the story of Shannon’s life as an often reclusive, always playful genius. With access to Shannon’s family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and creative genius to life.


The Information A History a Theory a Flood

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ISBN: 9780007432523
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Number of pages: 544
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online The Information A History a Theory a Flood in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.


Stairway to the Mind

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ISBN: 9781461225102
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 229
Author: Alwyn Scott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Stairway to the Mind in PDF and EPUB Human consciousness has perplexed philosophers, artists and scientists for centuries. Some hold it to be purely physical, while others believe it transcends the material world. Now comes a book that offers a new perspective - based entirely on evidence from the natural sciences - whereby materialism and dualism co-exist. The author - a distinguished pioneer of nonlinear dynamics - bases his argument on a hierarchical view of mental organization; a stairway. Atoms give rise to molecules, neurons form the brain and individual consciousness leads to shared culture. All steps are needed to complete the picture and each level derives from the previous one. The book shows specialists how each of their fields adds to the overall picture, while providing general readers with an introduction to this investigation.


The Company

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ISBN: 1588360903
Release Date: 2003-03-04
Number of pages: 256
Author: John Micklethwait
Publisher: Modern Library

Download and read online The Company in PDF and EPUB From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution. Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn’t know existed, revealing that we cannot make sense of the past four hundred years until we place that seemingly humble Victorian innovation, the joint-stock company, in the center of the frame. With their trademark authority and wit, Economist editors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal the company to be one of history’s great catalysts, for good and for ill, a mighty engine for sucking in, recombining, and pumping out money, goods, people, and culture to every corner of the globe. What other earthly invention has the power to grow to any size, and to live to any age? What else could have given us both the stock market and the British Empire? The company man, the company town, and company time? Disneyfication and McDonald’sization, to say nothing of Coca-colonialism? Through its many mutations, the company has always incited controversy, and governments have always fought to rein it in. Today, though Marx may spin in his grave and anarchists riot in the streets, the company exercises an unparalleled influence on the globe, and understanding what this creature is and where it comes from has never been a more pressing matter. To the rescue come these acclaimed authors, with a short volume of truly vast range and insight. From the Hardcover edition.


In Search of the Dark Ages

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ISBN: 9781448141517
Release Date: 2015-05-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online In Search of the Dark Ages in PDF and EPUB This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement


John Von Neumann and Norbert Wiener

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ISBN: UCLA:L0065831968
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 568
Author: Steve J. Heims
Publisher: The MIT Press

Download and read online John Von Neumann and Norbert Wiener in PDF and EPUB A double biography compares the lives and careers of two innovative mathematicians and assesses their respective contributions in the areas of quantum mechanics and cybernetics


Ask the Dark

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ISBN: 9780544308275
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Number of pages: 256
Author: Henry Turner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Ask the Dark in PDF and EPUB "A thriller about Billy Zeets, a 14-year-old semi-delinquent in a deadly tango with a killer"--


Go Set a Watchman

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ISBN: 9781473535404
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Go Set a Watchman in PDF and EPUB From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past – a journey that can be guided only by one’s own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humour and effortless precision – a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic.


A World Without Heroes

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ISBN: 9781416997931
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Number of pages: 454
Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A World Without Heroes in PDF and EPUB Fourteen-year-old Jason Walker is transported to a strange world called Lyrian, where he joins Rachel, who was also drawn there from our world, and a few rebels, to piece together the Word that can destroy the malicious wizard emperor, Surroth.


Ex Prodigy

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ISBN: 0262730081
Release Date: 1964-01-01
Number of pages: 317
Author: Norbert Wiener
Publisher: Mit Press

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HERO

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ISBN: 9781407043746
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Number of pages: 432
Author: Perry Moore
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online HERO in PDF and EPUB Even though Thom Creed's a basketball star, his high school classmates keep their distance. They've picked up on something different about Thom. Plus, his father, Hal Creed, was one of the greatest and most beloved superheroes of his time until a catastrophic event left him disfigured and an outcast. The last thing in the world Thom wants is to add to his father's pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And he's been asked to join the League -- the very organization of superheroes that disowned Hal. But joining the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes: * Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger * Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch * Ruth, a wise old woman who can see the future Together these unlikely heroes become friends and begin to uncover a plot to kill the superheroes. This groundbreaking and widely acclaimed novel tells an unforgettable story about love, loss, and redemption.