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The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date

Autore: Samuel Arbesman
Editore: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Current, 2012.
Serie: Human body (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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"A new approach to uderstanding the ever-changing information that bombards us. Arbesman is an expert in scientometrics, literally the science of science--how we know what we know. It turns out that knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways, and understanding that evolution can enormously powerful"--
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Samuel Arbesman
ISBN: 9781591844723 159184472X
Numero OCLC: 780480465
Descrizione: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: The half-life of facts --
The pace of discovery --
The asymptote of truth --
Moore's law of everything --
The spread of facts --
Hidden knowledge --
Fact phase transitions --
Mount Everest and the discovery of error --
The human side of facts --
At the edge of what we know.
Titolo della serie: Human body (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Responsabilità: Samuel Arbesman.
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"A new approach to uderstanding the ever-changing information that bombards us. Arbesman is an expert in scientometrics, literally the science of science--how we know what we know. It turns out that knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways, and understanding that evolution can enormously powerful"--

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