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A deadly wandering [electronic resource] : A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention. Matt Richtel.

Richtel, Matt. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780062284082 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: 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,...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 590 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Science.
Technology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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