Cover of: GLUT by Alex Wright
An edition of Glut (2007)

GLUT

Mastering Information Through the Ages

  • 4.33 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 29 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 4 Have read
    Loading...

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by Mek
May 6, 2020 | History
An edition of Glut (2007)

GLUT

Mastering Information Through the Ages

  • 4.33 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 29 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 4 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Joseph Henry Press
Language
English
Pages
286

Previews available in: English

"Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Wright weaves a narrative that connects such seemingly far-flung topics as insect colonies, Stone Age jewelry, medieval monasteries, Renaissance encyclopedias, early computer networks, and the World Wide Web. Finally, he pulls these threads together to reach a surprising conclusion, suggesting that the future of the information age may lie deep in our cultural past."--Jacket.

Read more

Edition Availability
Cover of: Glut
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages
2008, Cornell University Press
in English
Cover of: Glut
Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages
June 1, 2007, Joseph Henry Press
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Glut
Glut: mastering information through the ages
2007, Joseph Henry Press
in English
Cover of: GLUT
GLUT: Mastering Information Through the Ages
2007, Joseph Henry Press
in English

Add another edition?

Book Details


Published in

Washington, D.C

Table of Contents

Introduction -- -- 1.
Networks and hierarchies -- -- 2.
Family trees and the tree of life -- -- 3.
The ice age information explosion -- -- 4.
The age of alphabets -- -- 5.
Illuminating the dark age -- -- 6.
A steam engine of the mind -- -- 7.
The astral power station -- -- 8.
The encyclopedic revolution -- -- 9.
The moose that roared -- -- 10.
The industrial library -- -- 11.
The Web that wasn't -- -- 12.
Memories of the future --
Appendixes -- -- A.
John Wilkins's universal categories -- -- B.
Thomas Jefferson's 1783 catalog of books -- -- C.
The Dewey decimal system -- -- D.
S.R. Ranganathan's colon classification --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-269) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
020.9
Library of Congress
Z666.5 .W75 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 286 p. :
Number of pages
286

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24770168M
Internet Archive
glutmasteringinf00wrig
ISBN 10
0309102383
ISBN 13
9780309102384
LCCN
2007006290
OCLC/WorldCat
85692734

Work Description

What do primordial bacteria, medieval alchemists, and the World Wide Web have to do with each other? This fascinating exploration of how information systems emerge takes readers on a provocative journey through the history of the information age.

Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, writer and information architect 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 World Wide Web. Finally, he pulls these threads together to reach a surprising conclusion, suggesting that the future of the information age may lie deep in our cultural past.

Source:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160401102534/http://www.alexwright.org/glut

Read more

Links outside Open Library

Community Reviews (1)

Feedback?
Breadth 1 Introductory 100% Genres 1 Technical 100% Mood 1 Inspiring 33% Informative 33% Scientific 33% Impressions 1 Highly recommend 100% Length 1 Medium 100% Credibility 1 Accurate 100% Features 1 Table of contents 100% Purpose 1 Learn about 25% Inspiration 25% Entertainment 25% Broaden perspective 25%

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
May 6, 2020 Edited by Mek removing incorrect 2nd author
July 22, 2019 Edited by MARC Bot remove fake subjects
December 21, 2017 Edited by Mek Edited without comment.
January 9, 2017 Edited by Mek Added new cover
July 14, 2011 Created by ImportBot Imported from Internet Archive item record.