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The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date, Samuel Arbesman

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The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date
Title
The half-life of facts
Title remainder
why everything we know has an expiration date
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Arbesman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A new approach to understanding the ever-changing information that bombards us. Arbesman is an expert in scientometrics, literally the science of science--how we know what we know. It turns out that knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways, and understanding that evolution can enormously powerful.--Publisher information
  • "A new approach to understanding the ever-changing information that bombards us. Arbesman is an expert in scientometrics, literally the science of science--how we know what we know. It turns out that knowledge in most fields evolves in systematic and predictable ways, and understanding that evolution can enormously powerful"--
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Arbesman, Samuel
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.E85
LC item number
A74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The human body
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution
  • Science
  • Probabilities
  • SCIENCE / General
  • MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
Label
The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date, Samuel Arbesman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The half-life of facts -- The pace of discovery -- The asymptote of truth -- Moore's law of everything -- The spread of facts -- Hidden knowledge -- Fact phase transitions -- Mount Everest and the discovery of error -- The human side of facts -- At the edge of what we know
Control code
780480465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781591844723
Lccn
2012019142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780480465
Label
The half-life of facts : why everything we know has an expiration date, Samuel Arbesman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The half-life of facts -- The pace of discovery -- The asymptote of truth -- Moore's law of everything -- The spread of facts -- Hidden knowledge -- Fact phase transitions -- Mount Everest and the discovery of error -- The human side of facts -- At the edge of what we know
Control code
780480465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781591844723
Lccn
2012019142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780480465

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