The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Version: Unabridged
Author: Nicholas Carr
Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia
Genres: Computers, Non-Fiction, Psychology
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2010
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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The bestselling author of The Big Switch returns with an explosive look at technology's effect on the mind.

'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.

'Neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians, and Internet users will find this truly compelling.''Library Journal (starred review)

Author Details

Author Details

Carr, Nicholas

Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as The Big Switch and Does IT Matter? His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and the New Republic, and he writes the widely read blog Rough Type. He has been writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.