The Resource A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel

A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel

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A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Title
A deadly wandering
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a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Statement of responsibility
Matt Richtel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Draws on cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention to examine the impact of technology on people's lives through the story of college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving
  • "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" --
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from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
HQD
Dewey number
303
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HE5620.D59
  • HE5614.3.U7
LC item number
  • R53 2014
  • R53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel
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A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel
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Includes index
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780062284068
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
(OCoLC)889949815

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