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The Shallows

What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/6/2010)
Hardcover (6/7/2010)
Paperback (6/6/2011)
MP3 CD (6/7/2010)
Compact Disc (6/7/2010)
Compact Disc (6/7/2010)


New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

“This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett

Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in 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? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

Praise For The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

A modern classic of internet criticism.
— Quartz

Silent Spring for the literary mind.

— Slate

— Chicago Tribune

— San Francisco Chronicle

Absorbing [and] disturbing.
— Wall Street Journal

— Salon

— Boston Globe

— Financial Times

A book everyone should read.
— American Scientist

Grade: A.
— Newsweek

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393357820, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

About the Author

Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Glass Cage, and Utopia is Creepy. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, and Wired. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife.