Search Results: "Nicholas Carr"


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THE BIG SWITCH by Nicholas Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Carr makes some sophisticated leaps of logic tying together the causes and effects of this evolving network of information, but many of his observations are fairly old news."
A leading technological rabble-rouser prognosticates a world beyond Web 2.0. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS CAGE by Nicholas Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2014

"An important if occasionally overbearing study of how machines are making us less human and what we can do about it."
Serious technophobic exploration of the dangers of machines superseding the role of humans in the workforce. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2010

"Similar in spirit to Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget (2010)—cogent, urgent and well worth reading."
"Is Google making us stupid?" So freelance technology writer Carr (The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, 2008, etc.) asked in a 2008 article in the Atlantic Monthly, an argument extended in this book. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA IS CREEPY by Nicholas Carr
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A collection that reminds us that critical thinking is the best way to view the mixed blessings of rampant technology. A treat for Carr fans."
Popular technology guru Carr (The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, 2014, etc.) offers a skeptical chronicle of the wonders of the digital revolution. Read full book review >

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Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO WAHOO by Dennis Carr
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A humorous, but at times intense, text held together by a strong, intelligent and eventually charming heroine. (Fiction. YA)"
The Carrs convincingly create Victoria Julianne Van Wyck, a haughty heiress that readers will at first love to hate. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR HUNT by Karen Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This will be a crowd pleaser. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In this picture drama an Acrocanthosaurus, relative of the mighty T. rex dinosaur, hatches and begins the struggle for survival learning to hunt, hide, eat, or be eaten. Read full book review >

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SUPERBAT by Matthew Carr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A perhaps unexpected appreciation of bats that will be enjoyable to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Pat the bat is bored with his humdrum life. Craving the excitement that he reads about in his superhero comics, he decides to craft his own special outfit and transform from regular Pat into Superbat! Read full book review >

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ABCs of CANCER by Katherine Carr
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A good manual for teens seeking direction after a parent's diagnosis."
Two sisters share helpful tips for dealing with a parent's cancer diagnosis in this debut how-to guide for teens.Read full book review >

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FROZEN NOSES by Jan Carr
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"This exhilarating picture book joyously heralds the imminent arrival of winter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a gleeful salute to the frosty season, three wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked children and their little gray puppy spend the day sampling the pleasures of winter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2006

"A classic, seamy portrait of widespread moral turpitude, conveyed with crackling Boston-Irish sarcasm."
Boston Herald reporter Carr tracks a pair of Beantown siblings along a twisted trail of extortion, graft, murder and other crimes that overran even the FBI. Read full book review >

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HAREM WISH by Jan Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1994

"In this case, all too true."
A modern lesbian affair inspires fantasies of a past-life romance in this gawky, enthusiastic adult fiction debut by a children's book author. Read full book review >