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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
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.
Responsibility: Nicholas Carr.


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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