Download e-book for kindle: A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information by Jimmy Soni,Rob Goodman

By Jimmy Soni,Rob Goodman

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ISBN-13: 9781476766683

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ISBN-13: 9781476766690

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Winner of the Neumann Prize for the heritage of Mathematics

**Named a top ebook of the 12 months by way of Bloomberg and Nature**

**'Best of 2017' by means of The Morning Sun**

"We owe Claude Shannon much, and Soni & Goodman’s e-book takes a massive first step in paying that debt." —San Francisco evaluation of Books

"Soni and Goodman are at their most sensible once they invoke the sweetness an idea can instill. They summon the proper point of awe whereas preventing wanting hyperbole." —Financial Times

"Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman make a resounding case for his or her subtitle whereas reminding us that Shannon by no means made this declare himself." —The Wall highway Journal

"Soni and Goodman have performed their research...A brain at Play reveals the extraordinary human at the back of essentially the most vital theoretical and useful contributions to the data age." —Nature

"A brain at Play shows us that you just need not be a genius to benefit from a genius. Claude Shannon's artistic, brilliant lifestyles demonstrates how important the act of play might be to creating the main of work." —Inc.

“A captivating account of 1 of the 20th century’s such a lot uncommon scientists…Readers will take pleasure in this portrait of a modern day Da Vinci.” —Fortune

In their moment collaboration, biographers Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman current the tale of Claude Shannon—one of the main intellects of the 20 th century and the architect of the data Age, whose insights stand at the back of each laptop equipped, e mail despatched, video streamed, and website loaded. Claude Shannon used to be a groundbreaking polymath, a super tinkerer, and a electronic pioneer. He developed the 1st wearable machine, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and outfitted juggling robots. He additionally wrote the seminal textual content of the electronic revolution, which has been known as “the Magna Carta of the knowledge Age.” during this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Soni and Goodman demonstrate Claude Shannon’s complete tale for the 1st time. With targeted entry to Shannon’s friends and family, A brain at Play brings this singular innovator and consistently playful genius to life.

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