"Magnificent...this elegant, insightful study reminds us that we have always been adrift in an incomprehensible universe." -"Los Angeles Times," Best Books of 2011
"Grand, lucid and awe-inspiring...information is about a lot more than what human beings have to say to each other. It's the very stuff of reality, and never have its mysteries been offered up with more elegance or aplomb." -"Salon," Best of 2011
"With his ability to synthesize mounds of details and to tell rich stories, Gleick ably leads us on a journey from one form of communicating information to another." -"Publishers Weekly, "Top 100 Books of 2011
"Ambitious, illuminating and sexily theoretical." -"New York Times
"Gleick does what only the best science writers can do: take a subject of which most of us are only peripherally aware and put it at the center of the universe." -"Time
"The Information" isn't just a natural history of a powerful idea; it embodies and transmits that idea, it is a vector for its memes . . . and it is a toolkit for disassembling the world. It is a book that vibrates with excitement." --Cory Doctorow, "Boing Boing"
"No author is better equipped for such a wide-ranging tour than Mr. Gleick. Some writers excel at crafting a historical narrative, others at elucidating esoteric theories, still others at humanizing scientists. Mr. Gleick is a master of all these skills." --"The Wall Street Journal"
"Extraordinary in its sweep . . . Gleick's story is beautifully told, extensively sourced, and continually surprising." --"The Boston Globe"
"Audacious. . . . Like the best college courses: challenging but rewarding." --"USA Today"
"Challenging and important. . . . This intellectual history is intoxicating--thanks to Gleick's clear mind, magpie-styled research and explanatory verve." --"The Plain Dealer"
"Gleick's skill as an explicator of counterintuitive concepts makes the chapters on logic . . . brim withBshow more