A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
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New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2014.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
403 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062284068, 0062284061

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Includes index.
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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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"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" --,from publisher's web site.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Richtel, M. (2014). A deadly wandering: a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention. First edition. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Richtel, Matt. 2014. A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Richtel, Matt, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Richtel, Matt. A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. First edition. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014. Print.

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