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    DescriptionFrom the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated author of "Genius" and "Chaos," a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, "Faster" is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.


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    Title
    Faster
    Subtitle
    The Acceleration of Just about Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Gleick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679775485
    ISBN 10: 067977548X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PDR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 529.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 529.7
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, TEC052000, PSY031000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11600000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: PGZ
    BISAC V2.8: SCI066000
    B&T Approval Code: A52180000
    DC22: 529/.7
    LC classification: QB209 .G48 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JMH, PDR, PDX, PGZ
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Illustrations note
    5 LINE DRAWINGS IN TEXT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    05 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Gleick (www.around.com) was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for "The New York Times," founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and wrote three previous books: Chaos, Genius, and Faster. His latest book Isaac Newton""is available from Pantheon. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife.
    Review quote
    "Fascinating and disturbing, amusing and informative, Faster is an eclectic stew combining history, academic research, and anecdotes drawn from the popular media." --"The Boston Globe" "Well written and enjoyable. . . . A book that demands your attention." --"The Christian Science Monitor" "Nimble, smart, often funny, and--best of all--fast." --"The New York Times Book Review"
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    From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.