The Shallows by Nicholas Carr audiobook

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

By Nicholas Carr
Read by Richard Powers

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441749994

  • ISBN: 9781441749970

  • ISBN: 9781441750006

  • ISBN: 9781441750037

Runtime: 10.10 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2011 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

A New York Times bestseller

A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Nonfiction

A Barack Obama Reading List Pick

A 2011 PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award Finalist

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Neuropsychology

“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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read for any desk jockey concerned about the Web’s deleterious effects on the mind.” Newsweek
“Even as Carr bemoans his vanishing attention span, he’s careful to note the usefulness of the Internet, which provides us with access to a near infinitude of information. We might be consigned to the intellectual shallows, but these shallows are as wide as a vast ocean.” New York Times Book Review
“This is a lovely story well told―an ode to a quieter, less frenetic time when reading was more than skimming and thought was more than mere recitation.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians, and Internet users will find this truly compelling.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Cogent, urgent, and well worth reading.” Kirkus Reviews
“[Carr] is an astute critic of the information technology revolution…Carr’s fresh, lucid, and engaging assessment of our infatuation with the Web is provocative and revelatory.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Nicholas Carr

Author Bio: Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English