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    The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember (Hardback) By (author) Nicholas Carr

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    DescriptionIn this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.


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    Title
    The Shallows
    Subtitle
    How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Carr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 593 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848872257
    ISBN 10: 1848872259
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMR, UBJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000
    BIC subject category V2: UBL, UD
    DC22: 153.02854678
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nicholas Carr is the author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. He is a contributor to the New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times and Wired and was formerly the executive editor of the Harvard Business Review. Nick blogs at www.roughtype.com