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The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Samuel Arbesman
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Book
Published
New York, New York, U.S.A. : Current, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781591844723, 159184472X
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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"--
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.
Description
viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-234) and index.
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