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.

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.

Distracted Doctoring

Distracted Doctoring
Author: Peter J. Papadakos,Stephen Bertman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 3319487078
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distracted Doctoring Book Excerpt:

Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients. Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medicine; and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.

Social Media

Social Media
Author: Ashlee Humphreys
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 0199328439
Category: Communication and technology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media Book Excerpt:

Integrating the role of media in society with foundational research and theory, Social Media aims to open a well-structured, well-grounded conversation about media transition and its effects. Offering a comprehensive overview of topics, it covers not only cultural issues like online identityand community, but also tackles more analytical topics like social media measurement, network analysis, and social media economics at an introductory level.

Study Guide a Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel SuperSummary

Study Guide  a Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel  SuperSummary
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN: 9781729415306
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide a Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel SuperSummary Book Excerpt:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 46-page guide for "A Deadly Wandering" by Matt Richtel includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 50 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Tragedy and Redemption and The Allure and Danger of Distracted Driving.

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.

Solitude

Solitude
Author: Michael Harris
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 0385686056
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solitude Book Excerpt:

Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris explores the profound emotional and intellectual benefits of solitude, and how we may achieve it in our fast-paced world. The capacity to be alone--properly alone--is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a contented and productive state that garners tangible rewards: it allows us to reflect and recharge, improving our relationships with ourselves and, paradoxically, with others. Today, the zeitgeist embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on online and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive distraction that dangerously undervalues solitude. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded loneliness--we are ever-connected, but only shallowly so. Award-winning author Michael Harris examines why our experience of solitude has become so impoverished, and how we may grow to love it again in the frenzy of our digital landscape. Solitude is an optimistic and encouraging story about discovering true quiet inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy and urbane lives. Harris guides readers away from a life of ceaseless pings toward a state of measured connectivity, one that balances solitude and companionship. Rich with true stories about the life-changing power of solitude, and interwoven with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists and tech entrepreneurs, Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the benefits of being alone.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Media

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Media
Author: Eugene V. Beresin,Cheryl K. Olson
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN: 0323548555
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Media Book Excerpt:

Get a quick, expert overview of the increasingly important topic of technology and social media and its impact on children and adolescents. This practical resource presents a focused summary of today’s current knowledge on topics of interest to psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health professionals working with children and adolescents. It provides current, relevant information on a wide variety of media-related topics as they relate to child and adolescent health and mental illness, making it a one-stop resource for staying up to date in this critical area.

Does the Internet Increase Anxiety

Does the Internet Increase Anxiety
Author: Tamara Thompson
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN: 0737776315
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does the Internet Increase Anxiety Book Excerpt:

This book explores the new phenomena of anxiety surrounding the Internet, which has developed with the explosion of social media use. Mobile-devise separation anxiety, digital overload, and activity tracking are a selection of topics discussed.

Engineering a Better Future

Engineering a Better Future
Author: Eswaran Subrahmanian,Toluwalogo Odumosu,Jeffrey Y. Tsao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN: 3319911341
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering a Better Future Book Excerpt:

This open access book examines how the social sciences can be integrated into the praxis of engineering and science, presenting unique perspectives on the interplay between engineering and social science. Motivated by the report by the Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Association of Arts and Sciences, which emphasizes the importance of social sciences and Humanities in technical fields, the essays and papers collected in this book were presented at the NSF-funded workshop ‘Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation’, which brought together a singular collection of people, topics and disciplines. The book is split into three parts: A. Meeting at the Middle: Challenges to educating at the boundaries covers experiments in combining engineering education and the social sciences; B. Engineers Shaping Human Affairs: Investigating the interaction between social sciences and engineering, including the cult of innovation, politics of engineering, engineering design and future of societies; and C. Engineering the Engineers: Investigates thinking about design with papers on the art and science of science and engineering practice.

Diving Deep Into Nonfiction Grades 6 12

Diving Deep Into Nonfiction  Grades 6 12
Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm,Michael W. Smith
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1506344070
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diving Deep Into Nonfiction Grades 6 12 Book Excerpt:

All nonfiction is a conversation between writer and reader, an invitation to agree or disagree with compelling and often provocative ideas. With Diving Deep Into Nonfiction, Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith deliver a revolutionary teaching framework that helps students read well by noticing: Topics and the textual conversation Key details Varied nonfiction genres Text structure The classroom-tested lessons include engaging short excerpts and teach students to be powerful readers who know both how authors signal what’s worth noticing in a text and how readers connect and make meaning of what they have noticed.

Scripted Bodies

Scripted Bodies
Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1317199332
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scripted Bodies Book Excerpt:

From drugging kids into attention and reviving behaviorism to biometric measurements of teaching and learning Scripted Bodies exposes a brave new world of education in the age of repression. Scripted Bodies examines how corporeal control has expanded in education, how it impacts the mind and thinking, and the ways that new technologies are integral to the expansion of control. Scripted Bodies contends that this rise in repression must be understood in relation to the broader economic, political, and cultural forces that have produced an increasingly authoritarian society. This book details how these new forms of corporeal control shut down the possibility of public schools developing as places where thinking becomes the organizing principle needed to contribute to a more equal, just, and democratic society.

Mindful Tech

Mindful Tech
Author: David M. Levy
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 030021667X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Tech Book Excerpt:

From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies have often led to information overload, stress, and distraction. In recent years many of us have begun to look at the pluses and minuses of our online lives and to ask how we might more skillfully use the tools we’ve developed. David M. Levy, who has lived his life between the “fast world” of high tech and the “slow world” of contemplation, offers a welcome guide to being more relaxed, attentive, and emotionally balanced, and more effective, while online. In a series of exercises carefully designed to help readers observe and reflect on their own use, Levy has readers watch themselves closely while emailing and while multitasking, and also to experiment with unplugging for a specified period. Never prescriptive, the book opens up new avenues for self-inquiry and will allow readers—in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their homes—to make meaningful and powerful changes.

Communication in Our Lives

Communication in Our Lives
Author: Julia T. Wood
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1337514713
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication in Our Lives Book Excerpt:

COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, 8th Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills -- as well as demonstrates the value of communication in their personal and professional lives. Award-winning scholar Julia T. Wood combines the latest research and theory with hands-on skills development to help readers become more confident and effective communicators. In addition to its signature coverage of social and cultural diversity, the eighth edition includes an early emphasis on public speaking, expanded coverage of mass and social media, a new focus on health communication, and examples of the importance of effective communication in today's careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Anglo Saxon Poems of Beowulf the Sc p Or Gleeman s Tale and the Fight at Finnesburg With a Literal Translation Notes Glossary Etc by Benjamin Thorpe

The Anglo Saxon Poems of Beowulf  the Sc  p Or Gleeman s Tale  and the Fight at Finnesburg  With a Literal Translation  Notes  Glossary Etc  by Benjamin Thorpe
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anglo Saxon Poems of Beowulf the Sc p Or Gleeman s Tale and the Fight at Finnesburg With a Literal Translation Notes Glossary Etc by Benjamin Thorpe Book Excerpt:

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.

The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams

The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams
Author: Steven Keslowitz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 1476637598
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Dystopias of Black Mirror and Electric Dreams Book Excerpt:

This critical examination of two dystopian television series--Black Mirror and Electric Dreams--focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror's "San Junipero." These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation.

Leading with Uncommon Sense

Leading with Uncommon Sense
Author: Wiley C. Davi,Duncan H. Spelman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 3030419711
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading with Uncommon Sense Book Excerpt:

This book offers alternatives to typical leadership, highlighting new ways of thinking about how individuals can lead effectively. Specifically, it integrates several fields, including neuroscience, behavioral economics, mindfulness, cognitive and social psychology, emotional intelligence, and management decision-making. The authors challenge the “common sense,” mainstream thinking about leadership, arguing that effective leadership depends on a more complicated understanding of the underlying dynamics.When leaders rely on the common sense that they have been taught explicitly or implicitly about leadership, the results are often not effective—for themselves personally, for their followers, for the organizations in which they lead, and for society as a whole. For example, aspiring leaders often believe that the mark of good leaders is their ability to come up with quick answers to problems. Others believe that one’s ability to minimize complexity and uncertainty indicates leadership potential. In addition, despite the literature suggesting the value of engaging in self-reflection, few leaders regularly step back and look inward. Even those who can intellectually discuss emotional intelligence often focus on their ability to influence the emotions of others rather than reflecting on and learning from their own emotions.The book calls for leaders to operate with more humility and greater awareness of the multiple contexts in which they function—approaches that improve life for all organizational members. As leaders become more effective, they will become healthier and more satisfied, less harried, more grounded, and more fulfilled in their lives.

Black Brainworks 2014 2021 Protests Politics Progress a Pandemic

Black Brainworks 2014 2021  Protests  Politics  Progress   a Pandemic
Author: Paul King
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-07-14
ISBN: 1665549203
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Brainworks 2014 2021 Protests Politics Progress a Pandemic Book Excerpt:

This collection is a primer on significant news and events facing Black Americans over the past 12 years. King does the hard work of researching media, academia and grassroots activity to uncover the best work of the nation’s top journalists, scholars, activists and organizers on topics from entrepreneurship and job development to environmental justice and health disparities. King’s gift in this work, is his ability to excavate the information for us, analyze it and give it back to us in bite-sized nuggets. And, King is careful to bring forth ideas for action. He chronicles the work of institutions, organizations and individuals that are developing real-world solutions. With clarity and focus, each piece is designed to “wake us up” to a particular reality of what it means to be Black in America. At the same time, The Action Steps provide pathways to resolving The Crises that America cannot afford to ignore.

Optimizing K 12 Education through Online and Blended Learning

Optimizing K 12 Education through Online and Blended Learning
Author: Ostashewski, Nathaniel,Howell, Jennifer,Cleveland-Innes, Martha
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN: 1522505083
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing K 12 Education through Online and Blended Learning Book Excerpt:

The integration of information and communication technologies in education is unavoidable, as an increasing percentage of educators embrace modern technology, others are faced with the decision to reevaluate their own pedagogical practices or become obsolete. To meet the needs of students, one must first define what stipulates a successful K-12 student, the best practices of online classrooms, the warning signs for low-performing students, and how to engage web-based students. Optimizing K-12 Education through Online and Blended Learning addresses the models, support, cases, and delivery of K-12 online education. Seeking to further the conversation about the most effective ways to integrate ICT into the classroom, this publication presents theoretical frameworks to support educators and administrators. This book is an essential collection of research for teachers, administrators, students of education, IT professionals, developers, and policy makers.