A Deadly Wandering

A Deadly Wandering
Author: Matt Richtel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 0062284088
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Deadly Wandering Book Excerpt:

"Deserves a spot next to Fast Food Nation and To Kill a Mockingbird in America’s high school curriculums. To say it may save lives is self-evident.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, Chrisitian Science Monitor, Kirkus, Winnipeg Free Press One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change? How can we find balance? On the last day of summer, an ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally struck two rocket scientists while texting and driving along a majestic stretch of highway bordering the Rocky Mountains. A Deadly Wandering follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings on the impact technology has on our brains, showing how these devices play to our deepest social instincts. A propulsive read filled with surprising scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is a book that can change—and save—lives.

Bored Lonely Angry Stupid

Bored  Lonely  Angry  Stupid
Author: Luke Fernandez,Susan J. Matt
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 0674244729
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bored Lonely Angry Stupid Book Excerpt:

Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter, hostility reigns. Pundits and psychologists warn that digital technologies substantially alter our emotional states. But Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt show that technology doesn’t just affect how we feel from moment to moment—it changes profoundly the underlying emotions themselves.

The Baseball Glove

The Baseball Glove
Author: David Jenemann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1315526719
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baseball Glove Book Excerpt:

The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives surrounding its place in American cultural life? What are the myths, superstitions, and beliefs surrounding its acquisition, care, use, and significance? How does a glove function as the center of a web of cultural practices that illustrate how individuals relate to a consumer good as a symbol of memory, personal narrative, and national identity? How do the manufacturers of baseball gloves draw upon, promote, and in some sense create these practices? How do these practices and meanings change in other national and cultural contexts? The Baseball Glove offers students the opportunity to examine these questions in an engagingly written and illustrated book that promotes hands-on interaction with a quintessential item of material culture. At the same time, the book gives students the space for critical self-reflection about the place of material goods like sporting equipment in their lives, and it provides the chance to learn different methodological approaches to studying everyday objects.

Distracted

Distracted
Author: James M. Lang
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 1541699815
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distracted Book Excerpt:

Keeping students focused can be difficult in a world filled with distractions -- which is why a renowned educator created a scientific solution to one of every teacher's biggest problems. Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class. But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information. In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students' attention. Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction
Author: Linda Maxie
Publsiher: Spoon Creek Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction
Author: Kathryn Vercillo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 1440866074
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Addiction Book Excerpt:

The internet has transformed the world we live in, but it also poses new risks to our psychological well-being. This book provides an introduction to the issue of internet addiction, an increasingly common problem. All day, every day, we are connected to the internet, putting most people at some level of risk for internet addiction. Problematic internet use can take many forms, including overuse of social media and addictions to online shopping, gaming, or pornography. Such behaviors can cause anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, loneliness, and physical health problems. People can lose their jobs and families, and in a few extreme cases, internet addiction has directly led to the death of the addicted individual or a child in their care. Internet Addiction is the latest volume in Greenwood's Health and Medical Issues Today series. Part I explores what internet addiction is, the many forms it can take, and the serious consequences it can have. Part II examines a number of controversies and issues, such as balancing the internet's benefits against its addictive nature. Part III provides a variety of useful materials, including case studies, a timeline of critical events, and a directory of resources. Explores why the internet and other emerging technologies are so addictive, profiling the many forms problematic internet use can take and discussing who is most at risk Examines key issues and controversies related to problematic internet use, such as whether or not it should be labeled an addiction and who bears primary responsibility for preventing and combating its negative effects Offers illuminating case studies that use engaging real-world scenarios to highlight how internet addiction can arise, the effects it can have, and how it can be addressed Provides readers with a helpful Directory of Resources to guide their search for additional information

No B S Time Management for Entrepreneurs

No B S  Time Management for Entrepreneurs
Author: Dan S. Kennedy
Publsiher: Entrepreneur Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1613083769
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No B S Time Management for Entrepreneurs Book Excerpt:

TURN TIME INTO WEALTH WARNING: This book is not for the fain of heart, fawningly polite, or desperate to be liked. This book is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats—those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas that time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly "running out of it." Serial entrepreneur Dan S. Kennedy delivers a fresh take on the mantra "time is money" as he shows you how to drastically re-engineer your entire relationship with time and, if applied faithfully, achieve peak personal productivity and make lots and lots of money. Learn how to: ACCURATELY CALCULATE THE VALUE OF YOUR TIME—and put a meter on those consuming it SLAY TIME VAMPIRES—like Mr. Have-You-Got-A-Minute, Mr. Meeting, and all the other bloodsuckers STOP 'PRODUCTIVUS INTERRUPTUS'—master the 5 time-defense tactics ACHIEVE MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY with Psycho-Cybernetics THE 8 NO B.S. TIME TRUTHS never to violate despite the conspiracy against them Become successful beyond your wildest dreams—APPLY THE #1 MOST POWERFUL PERSONAL DISCIPLINE THE 10 TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES worth using. Only 10! FIRE YOURSELF! Replace yourself. Make MORE money from LESS time, and have MORE freedom to do BIG things!

Play Among Books

Play Among Books
Author: Miro Roman,Alice _ch3n81
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-12-06
ISBN: 3035624054
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Among Books Book Excerpt:

How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

A Deadly Wandering

A Deadly Wandering
Author: Matt Richtel
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 9780062284068
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Deadly Wandering Book Excerpt:

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption. In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society. A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book industries and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quill Quire Book Excerpt: