The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

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by Nicholas Carr
     
 

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate

Finalist for the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary AwardSee more details below

Overview

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate

Finalist for the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393072228
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
511,191
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue

The Watchdog and the Thief 1

One Hal and Me 5

Two The Vital Paths 17

a digression on what the brain thinks about when it thinks about itself 36

Three Tools of the Mind 39

Four The Deepening Page 58

a digression on lee de forest and his amazing audion 78

Five A Medium of the Most General Nature 81

Six The Very Image of a Book 99

Seven The Juggler's Brain 115

a degression on the buoyancy of IQ scores 144

Eight The Church of Google 149

Nine Search, Memeory 177

a digression on the writing of this book 198

Ten A Thing Like me 201

Epilogue Human Elements 223

Notes 225

Further Reading 253

Acknowledgments 257

Index 259

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