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    DescriptionThe images and stories captured in The Human Face of Big Data are the result of an extraordinary artistic, technical and logistical juggling act aimed at capturing the human face of the Big Data Revolution. Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses and visualisation of vast amounts of the information. This raw information is fuelling a revolution which many people believe may have as big an impact on humanity going forward as the Internet has over the past two decades. It enables us to sense, measure and understand aspects of our existence in ways never before possible. The Human Face of Big Data captures, in glorious photographs and moving essays, an extraordinary revolution sweeping, almost invisibly, through business, academia, government, healthcare and everyday life.


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    Title
    The Human Face of Big Data
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Smolan, By (author) Jennifer Erwitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 280 mm
    Height: 356 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 2,232 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781454908272
    ISBN 10: 1454908270
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: COM
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000, TEC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    BISAC V2.8: TEC000000, COM079000
    DC22: 303.4833
    BIC subject category V2: GPH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: UGP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 004.678
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA76.9.D343 H86 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: UGP, PDZ, GPH
    Illustrations note
    Includes photographs
    Publisher
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    STERLING
    Publication date
    28 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rick Smolan, a former "Time," "Life," and "National Geographic" photographer, is best known as the creator of the "Day in the Life" book series. Called "One of the 25 Coolest Companies in America" by "Fortune," at Against All Odds Smolan and his partner, Jennifer Erwitt, orchestrate global photography projects that combine creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. Many of their books have been "New York Times" bestsellers and have been featured on the covers of "Time," "Newsweek," "Fortune" and "USA Today." Their projects often appear on television programs including the "Today" show, "Good Morning America," ABC "Nightline," ABC "20/20," and CNN's "Situation Room." Their projects include "America at Home," "Blue Planet Run," "The Obama Time Capsule," "America 24/7," "One Digital Day," "24 Hours in Cyberspace," "Passage to Vietnam," "The Power to Heal," and "From Alice to Ocean." To learn more, visit AgainstAllOdds.com.
    Review quote
    "In a gripping series of graphs, charts, and essays, the authors capture the meaning of the digital revolution." --"Entertainment Weekly """ ."..an enormous volume... that chronicles, through a splash of photos and eye-opening essays and graphics, the rise of the information society.... a curious, wonderful beast -- a solid slab that captures a virtual universe... This is one of those rare animals that captures its era in the most distinct of ways. It's the kind of thing you'd put in a time capsule for your children today to show them, long after you're gone, what the world was like at the beginning of their lives." --Ted Anthony, Associated Press "Big Data Gets its own Photo Album" --"The New York Times""" "Its a beautiful book!" --Soledad O'Brien, CNN "Far more than a coffee table book" --"The Wall Street Journal""" "Visceral, emotional and tangible." --"Wired""" "Mind-blowingly powerful." --GigaOm "Inspiring." --"San Jose Mercury News" "A curious, wonderful beast - captures a virtual universe with eye-opening essays and graphics." --"Huffington Post"