Scientific knowledge grows at a phenomenal pace but few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published originally as a paper on communication theory than fifty years ago Republished in book form shortly thereafter, it has since gone through four hardcover and sixteen paperback printings It is a revolutionary work, astounding in its foresight and contemporaneity The University of Illinois Press is pleased and honored to issue this commemorative reprinting of a classic This book is clasical book and its very important to feel inspiration in the telecommunications rea, its contain is excellent this is a very important source of information in the communications filed I use the mathematical theory of communication in every professional piece of writing I undertake It underpins every edit to make sure the item remains as effective as possible It s never let me down.That said, this isn t an accessible read There s a lot of maths here although you don t need to follow it all to understand the basic theory , and if you re aged under 25 the communication terms may seem archaic Although the terms date, and the numbers can be difficult, the theory itself, whether applied practically or theoretically, is timeless and easily applied to see effective results.Read the theory, play around with it, and don t be afraid to Google the complicated bits. A known masterpiece which should be in the personal library of all interested in this field. Essential background reading for information scientists.