From the reviews:
This book is a wonderful contribution to a comprehensive understanding of a complete and integrated view of information seeking and information retrieval.
James D. Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University
"The Turn is a valuable book which aims to demonstrate how and why Information Retrieval (IR) and Information Seeking (IS) research should move side by side. … the book has a very useful section at the end called ‘definitions’ which includes definitions of important concepts of the book in a very informative and succinct way. … The book is … well-supported by a fairly extensive list of references … . I believe ‘the Turn’ is a landmark work in IS&R." (Yazdan Mansourian, Webology, Vol. 3 (3), September, 2006)
"The authors’ thesis is quite straightforward. They argue that two significant strands of research within the information sciences have developed in isolation, when they should be integrated and synergistic. These are research into information seeking … and into information retrieval … . this is a very worthy, and generally convincing, attempt at a synthesis. … It is very well-written … . Indeed, it could be recommended … as a source-book for models in information science. … This admirable book deserves careful study … ." (David Bawden, Journal of Documentation, Vol. 63 (2), 2007)