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The Resource Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris

Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris

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Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world
Title
Solitude
Title remainder
in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world
Statement of responsibility
Michael Harris
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Today, society embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded isolation: we are always linked, but only shallowly so. The capacity to be alone, properly alone, is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a powerful resource we can call upon?a crucial ingredient for a rich interior life. It inspires reflection, allows creativity to flourish, and improves our relationships with ourselves and, unexpectedly, with others. Idle hands can, in fact, produce the extraordinary. In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence, and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives. This book is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives. With wit and energy, award-winning author Michael Harris weaves captivating true stories with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists, and tech entrepreneurs to guide us toward a state of measured connectivity that balances quiet and companionship
Summary
Explores how to achieve a sense of solitude and privacy within a chaotic world environment that often facilitates a high quanity of superficial connections through such avenues as social media and smartphones
Storyline
Tone
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10562593
Cataloging source
SINLB
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1980-
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Harris, Michael
Dewey number
155.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Solitude
  • Privacy
  • Silence
Target audience
adult
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in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world
Label
Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
The dark-born magic -- The uses of solitude -- All together now -- What is solitude for? -- Bolt from the blue -- The wandering mind -- Daydream destroyers -- Who do you think you are? -- Style -- You have to taste this -- Stranger in a strange land -- A walk in the wilds -- Knowing others -- Social stories -- Love letters -- The failing body -- The cabin in the woods
Control code
000060102343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781847947659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987592257
Label
Solitude : in pursuit of a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
The dark-born magic -- The uses of solitude -- All together now -- What is solitude for? -- Bolt from the blue -- The wandering mind -- Daydream destroyers -- Who do you think you are? -- Style -- You have to taste this -- Stranger in a strange land -- A walk in the wilds -- Knowing others -- Social stories -- Love letters -- The failing body -- The cabin in the woods
Control code
000060102343
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781847947659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987592257

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