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When information came of age : technologies of knowledge in the age of reason and revolution, 1700-1850

Author: Daniel R Headrick
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. This title argues that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Headrick
ISBN: 0195135970 9780195135978 0195153731 9780195153736
OCLC Number: 231866113
Description: VIII, 246 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: 1. Information and its History ; 2. Organizing Information: The Language of Science ; 3. Transforming Information: The Origin of Statistics ; 4. Displaying Information: Maps and Graphs ; 5. Storing Information: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias ; 6. Communicating Information: Postal and Telegraphic Systems ; 7. Information Ages, Past and Present
Responsibility: Daniel R. Headrick.

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