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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
Title remainder
a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Statement of responsibility
Matt Richtel
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Author
Subject
Genre
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" --
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
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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014.
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from publisher's web site
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10358160
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HQD
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Richtel, Matt
Dewey number
303
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shaw, Reggie
  • Text messaging (Cell phone systems) and traffic accidents
  • Technology
  • Distracted driving
  • Homicide
Target audience
adult
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a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Label
A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part one : Collision. Reggie -- The toll -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Terryl -- The toll -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Reggie -- Reggie -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- The hunt for justice -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Part two : Reckoning. The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Hunt for justice -- The lawmakers -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Terryl -- The neuroscientists -- Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- Hunt for justice -- Hunt for justice -- Terryl -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- Part three : Redemption. Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- The lawmakers -- The lawmakers -- Justice -- The lawmakers -- Justice -- Reggie -- Redemption -- Reggie's brain -- Terryl -- Redemption -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Epilogue -- Author's note -- About the author -- Also by Matt Richtel -- About the publisher
Control code
ocn889949815
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780062284068
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889949815
Label
A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention, Matt Richtel
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part one : Collision. Reggie -- The toll -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Terryl -- The toll -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Reggie -- Reggie -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- The hunt for justice -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Part two : Reckoning. The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- The neuroscientists -- Terryl -- Hunt for justice -- The lawmakers -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Terryl -- The neuroscientists -- Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- Hunt for justice -- Hunt for justice -- Terryl -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- Part three : Redemption. Hunt for justice -- Reggie -- Hunt for justice -- The lawmakers -- The lawmakers -- Justice -- The lawmakers -- Justice -- Reggie -- Redemption -- Reggie's brain -- Terryl -- Redemption -- The neuroscientists -- Reggie -- Epilogue -- Author's note -- About the author -- Also by Matt Richtel -- About the publisher
Control code
ocn889949815
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
viii, 403 pages
Isbn
9780062284068
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889949815

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