A bite sized, zippy little book is packed with myriad manifestations of the Need for Speed DAILY EXPRESS A book that you can dip in and out of at will, always coming up with an intriguing fact or statistic SUNDAY TIMES Gleick offers a lot of witty observation that's worth more than a few of your precious minutes FOCUS It's an important portrait of an age; a learned, witty, eclectic treatise, and it might even help you to slow down. So don't hang around- go out and buy it right now. OBSERVER 'A highly readable dissection of our speed-obsessed age'
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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius
, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world.
Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster
is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.
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