The Shallows

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
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Author Nicholas G. Carr
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 280
ISBN 978-0-393-33975-8

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, published in the United Kingdom as The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember, is a 2010 book by American journalist Nicholas G. Carr. The book expands on the themes first raised in Is Google Making Us Stupid?, Carr's 2008 essay in The Atlantic, and explores the effects of the Internet on the brain. The book references multiple studies that indicate online reading yielding lower comprehension levels than that of the printed page.[1] The Shallows was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Tenner, E. (2010). No Brainer? The Wilson Quarterly, 34(4): 92-95. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes - Finalists". Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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