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THE SHALLOWS What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by  Nicholas Carr - First Edition - 2010 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and Biblio.com

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THE SHALLOWS What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

by Carr, Nicholas

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


NY: W. W. Norton. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780393072228; Binding is almost as new, with the top and bottom of the spine very lightly bumped. Contents are almost as new. DJ is amost as new. ; Seventh Printing, Cprt 2010. 9-1/2" Tall, VIII + 276pp. White boards, black spine, bright silver spine lettering. "As we enjoy the Net's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This is the most compelling exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscienc e. 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. 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. 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. THE SHALLOWS sparkles with memorable vignettes even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. " ... Notes. Index. .


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