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Why the Net Matters [Kindle Edition]

David Eagleman
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Book Description

The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption, resource depletion and economic meltdown.

Praise for Why the Net Matters:

‘Clever, informative, intriguing and fresh’ Observer

‘An impressive and intriguing work’ Sunday Telegraph

A New York Times ‘SuperBook’

Product Details

  • File Size: 1664 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books (April 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V9O5GQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking and insiteful July 24, 2012
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The author has produced another stimulating and thought provokingly engaging book. David Eagleman has an incisive, inclusive writing style, easily engaging the reader. The reader is introduced to the deeper impacts of the internet, exploring the rippling pond benefits of its increasingly seamless integration into our daily lives.
Highly recommended, as are the author' previous titles; notably 'Incognito'. ( introduction to our brain's many hidden parts and automatic functions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Necessity of Net August 6, 2013
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Avery thought provocative book. One of the best on the impact of Net on civilization.We have become dependent solely on Net for our survival
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars November 15, 2014
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Well reasoned and clearly stated. Eagleman writes in an entertaining and informative style
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick assessment November 17, 2012
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I haven't finished it yet (no reflection on quality, just on my time allocation), but it is smart, focused and compelling.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star July 21, 2014
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I did not read this book.
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I'm a neuroscientist during the day and a writer at night. As a believer in the endeavor of popular science, I travel frequently to give public lectures. It has been an incredible pleasure to meet warm, funny, like-minded readers everywhere I visit.

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