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Book Title : The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Author : Nicholas Carr
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2011-06-06
Pages : 256
ISBN : 0393079368
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated 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 Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he 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—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. 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, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.

Book Title : The Shallows
Author : Laura May
Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
Release Date :
Pages :
ISBN : 9781849911214
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Shallows
Author : Nicholas Carr
Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date : 2010-09-01
Pages : 300
ISBN : 9781848878839
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In 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.

Book Title : Past the Shallows
Author : Favel Parrett
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2014-04-22
Pages : 253
ISBN : 9781476754871
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Still traumatized by their mother's early death, brothers Joe, Miles, and Harry struggle as their abusive and alcoholic father endeavors to earn a living as a fisherman while harboring a dark secret.

Book Title : War in the Shallows
Author : John Darrell Sherwood
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Release Date : 2015-09-16
Pages : 443
ISBN : 0945274769
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Sounding the Shallows
Author : Joseph L. Harsh
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Release Date : 2000
Pages : 280
ISBN : 0873386418
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A companion volume to Taken at the Flood, this work identifies areas of research and in-depth source material for studies of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.

Book Title : The Duchess of the Shallows
Author : Neil McGarry
Publisher : Peccable Productions
Release Date : 2012-03-01
Pages : 306
ISBN : 9780985014902
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A game is played in the fog-shrouded city of Rodaas, and every citizen, from the nameless of the Shallows to the noblest of the Garden, is a player or a pawn. And no one is as he appears. Not Minette, brothel-keeper and obsessive collector of secrets. Not Uncle Cornelius, fearsome chief of the gang of brutes and murderers known as the Red. Not the cults of Death, Wisdom, and Illumination, eternally scheming and plotting along the Godswalk. And certainly not the orphaned bread girl known as Duchess. Yet armed with nothing more than her wits, her good friend Lysander and a brass mark of dubious origin Duchess will dare to play that game for the most coveted of prizes: initiation into a secret society of thieves, spies and rumormongers who stand supreme in a city where corruption and lies are common coin. The Grey.

Book Title : All the Shallows A letter to John Bull about Administrations in general and the Earl of Derby s administration in particular
Author : Charles MORRIS (Political Pamphleteer.)
Publisher :
Release Date : 1852
Pages :
ISBN : BL:A0023068620
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : All the shallows a letter to John Bull esquire about administrations in general and the earl of Derby s administration in particular
Author : Charles Morris (political pamphleteer.)
Publisher :
Release Date : 1852
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:590698744
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Conan Volume 15 The Nightmare of the Shallows
Author : Brian Wood
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release Date : 2014-02-04
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9781621159094
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the barbarian can bear. Brian Wood's defining run on Conan continues with art by the celebrated talents of Davide Gianfelice, Mirko Colak, and Andrea Mutti!