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:
369,959
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as The Big Switch and Does IT Matter? His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and the New Republic, and he writes the widely read blog Rough Type. He has been writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

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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