Glut : mastering information through the ages / Alex Wright.

"Spanning disciplines from evolutionary theory and cultural anthropology to the history of books, libraries, and computer science, Wright weaves a narrative that connects such seemingly far-flung topics as insect colonies, Stone Age jewelry, medieval monasteries, Renaissance encyclopedias, earl...

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Access Note:Electronic resource (access conditions).
Main Author: Wright, Alex, 1966-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2007.
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505 0 0 |t Introduction --  |g 1.  |t Networks and hierarchies --  |g 2.  |t Family trees and the tree of life --  |g 3.  |t The ice age information explosion --  |g 4.  |t The age of alphabets --  |g 5.  |t Illuminating the dark age --  |g 6.  |t A steam engine of the mind --  |g 7.  |t The astral power station --  |g 8.  |t The encyclopedic revolution --  |g 9.  |t The moose that roared --  |g 10.  |t The industrial library --  |g 11.  |t The Web that wasn't --  |g 12.  |t Memories of the future --  |t Appendixes --  |g A.  |t John Wilkins's universal categories --  |g B.  |t Thomas Jefferson's 1783 catalog of books --  |g C.  |t The Dewey decimal system --  |g D.  |t S.R. Ranganathan's colon classification --  |t Acknowledgments --  |t Notes --  |t Index. 
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650 0 |a Information organization  |x History. 
650 0 |a Information storage and retrieval systems  |x History. 
650 0 |a Information society  |x History. 
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