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The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains

Author: Nicholas G Carr
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Carr describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind"--The alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer--and interweaves recent discoveries in neuroscience. Now, he expands his argument into a compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas G Carr
ISBN: 9780393072228 0393072223
OCLC Number: 449865498
Awards: Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
Description: viii, 276 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The watchdog and the thief --
Hal and me --
The vital paths --
On what the brain thinks about when it thinks about itself --
Tools of the mind --
The deepening page --
On Lee de Forest and his amazing audion --
A medium of the most general nature --
The very image of a book --
The juggler's brain --
On the buoyancy of IQ scores --
The church of Google --
Search, memory --
On the writing of this book --
A thing like me --
Human elements.
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The bestselling author of "The Big Switch" returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind.  Read more...

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Nicholas Carr has written an important and timely book. See if you can stay off the web long enough to read it! --Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Read more...

 
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Thought provoking book about how human behaviour and the Internet

by Angus_Cook (WorldCat user published 2011-11-22) Excellent Permalink

Engaging study of how thought behaviour and habits are changing for better or worse in the Internet age.

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