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The Resource The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains, Nicholas Carr

The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains, Nicholas Carr

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The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains
Title
The shallows
Title remainder
what the Internet is doing to our brains
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Carr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 consequences. Our brains, scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. Building on insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a case that every information technology carries a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. The printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In contrast, the Internet encourages rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information. As we become ever more adept at scanning and skimming, are we losing our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection?--From publisher description
Summary
Describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by "tools of the mind", from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, the author makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic, a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence
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Writing style
Awards note
Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
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353789
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.80285
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360
LC item number
.C3667 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 I-398
  • WL 300
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True
Target audience
adult
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what the Internet is doing to our brains
Label
The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains, Nicholas Carr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-256) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
5133603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393072228
Lccn
2010007639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn449865498
  • (OCoLC)449865498
Label
The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains, Nicholas Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
5133603
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780393072228
Lccn
2010007639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn449865498
  • (OCoLC)449865498

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