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The Shallows
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The Shallows
What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Edition: Unabridged
Creators: Nicholas Carr, Paul Michael Garcia
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Imprint: Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Pub. date: 06/07/2010
Lib. SRP: 39.95 USD
Ret. SRP: 19.95 USD
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Lib. ISBN: 9781481586535
Ret. ISBN: 9781481586542
DRM Level: Media Operation & Rights Access License
Min. Version: OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
File size: 284805 KB
Duration: 10:06:29
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Current Events, Nonfiction
Awards:
  Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Columbia University)
Short Description:
   

"Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

Full Description:
   

"Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. Weaving insights from philosophy, neuroscience, and history into a rich narrative, The Shallows explains how the Internet is rerouting our neural pathways, replacing the subtle mind of the book reader with the distracted mind of the screen watcher. A gripping story of human transformation played out against a backdrop of technological upheaval, The Shallows will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

Reviews:
  Library Journal (starred review)
      "Neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians, and Internet users will find this truly compelling."
  AudioFile Magazine
      Expanding on his ATLANTIC MONTHLY cover story, Nicholas Carr debates whether our Internet use is sacrificing both our ability to read long, complex material and to think deeply, with reflection. The author takes a historically thoughtful, logical, and neuroscientific perspective. The histories of the invention of radio as well as the arrival of the personal computer age are engagingly presented. Paul Michael Garcia presents the often-fascinating theories in a curiously uniform gray and uninflected way. Fact and opinion are narrated evenly and without any real emotion or humor. At times, the narration approximates the speech of the disembodied computer HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, which the author mentions. W.A.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
Creator Marketing:
  Paul Michael Garcia     
     

PAUL MICHAEL GARCIA, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.

  Nicholas Carr     
     

NICHOLAS CARR is the author of The Big Switch, and Does IT Matter? He has written for the New York Times, Atlantic, Guardian, Wired, and other periodicals. He lives in Colorado with his wife.

OverDrive MP3 Audiobook (OMA) Rights:
  Burning to disk permitted
  Transfer permitted to compatible devices
     Transfer to iPod®/Apple® device permitted
  Public performance not permitted
  File sharing not permitted
  Peer-to-peer usage not permitted
Geographic Rights:
   Canada, United States
Retailer(s):
   OverDrive Catalog - US, OverDrive Catalog - CA, Books-A-Million, OverDrive Catalog - CA - SDL Online, OverDrive Catalog - US - SDL Online, BookDesign, Kobo - CA
 
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