up to 75% off publishers’ prices

A Mind at Play

The Brilliant Life of Claude Shannon, Inventor of the Information Age

Jimmy Sonni, Rob Goodman

One of the key thinkers of the computer age, Claude Shannon worked as a cryptanalyst during the Second World War and his contributions to digital circuit design and information theory in the 1930s and 1940s made modern computing possible. This biography explores his life, academic achievements and influential personal projects, such as a maze-solving mouse (one of the first experiments in artificial intelligence) and the first design for a chess-playing computer.
Postscript description

Publ £16.99


In stock
Product information:
  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 232x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781445682778
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
Product code:
Product information
Delivery information


Single item order‭: ‬£2.00

Multiple item order‭: ‬£3.00

Next day‭ - ‬all orders‭: ‬£6.00

Standard delivery‭: ‬3-5‭ ‬working days‭ (‬Highlands and Islands 5-7‭ ‬working days‭)‬

Next day delivery‭: ‬Available all UK excluding Highlands and Islands

Collect your order from a local shop – prices and delivery times as above


All orders‭: ‬delivery costs for orders outside the UK are based on country of destination and product weight.

You can view your overseas delivery cost using the Summary section within the Basket‭.‬

For more information on delivery/overseas orders please refer to our Delivery Information.