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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’

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1664 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books (4 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V9O5GQ
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #441,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Eagleman, PHD, is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas where his research laboratory is developing a reputation for doing some of the most unusual experiments in contemporary neuroscience. He has had essays published in all manner of journals including Nature and Science. He also lectures widely and continues to be invited to speak at universities all around the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking and insiteful 25 July 2012
By Daniel Waffler - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Necessity of Net 6 Aug. 2013
By sharat k bhushan - Published on Amazon.com
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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 15 Nov. 2014
By RWP - Published on Amazon.com
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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 17 Nov. 2012
By jeremy bodine - Published on Amazon.com
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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 21 July 2014
By Anna Bennevendo - Published on Amazon.com
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