The Royal Society Winton Prize 2012
November 27, 2012 1:06 PM   Subscribe

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Writing 2012 has been announced. James Gleick has won for his book The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. The shortlist is also available with Chapter 1 of each book downloadable as a PDF.
posted by shimmerbug (5 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
This was a great book. I had never heard of Claude Shannon before despite being a computer history nerd for years.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:16 PM on November 27, 2012

Yeah - it's a fascinating read, well deserved award.
posted by leslies at 1:30 PM on November 27, 2012

I can't recommend that book highly enough.
posted by Jofus at 3:40 PM on November 27, 2012

I did enjoy that book, being a fan of information as a science, but thought it started stronger than it finished.
posted by paladin at 4:45 PM on November 27, 2012

Haven't heard of the book, but I do have Beck's album of the same name, and a printout of Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication. Both come highly rated.
posted by pwnguin at 8:36 PM on November 27, 2012

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