James Gleick was born in New York in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times. He is the bestselling author of Chaos, Genius, Faster, What Just Happened and a biography of Isaac Newton.
James Gleick, the author of the bestsellers Chaos and Genius, brings us his crowning work: a revelatory chronicle that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing. This enhanced e-book version contains twelve animations created by graphic design students from the world renowned Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design.