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

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

Label
Solitude : a singular life in a crowded world
Title
Solitude
Title remainder
a singular life in a crowded world
Statement of responsibility
Michael Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris explores the profound emotional and intellectual benefits of solitude, and how we may achieve it in our fast-paced world. The capacity to be alone-properly alone-is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a contented and productive state that garners tangible rewards: it allows us to reflect and recharge, improving our relationships with ourselves and, paradoxically, with others. Today, the zeitgeist embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on online and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive distraction that dangerously undervalues solitude. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded loneliness-we are ever-connected, but only shallowly so. Award-winning author Michael Harris examines why our experience of solitude has become so impoverished, and how we may grow to love it again in the frenzy of our digital landscape. Solitude is an optimistic and encouraging story about discovering true quiet inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy and urbane lives. Harris guides readers away from a life of ceaseless pings toward a state of measured connectivity, one that balances solitude and companionship. Rich with true stories about the life-changing power of solitude, and interwoven with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists and tech entrepreneurs, Solitude is a beautiful and prescriptive statement on the benefits of being alone
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Michael
Dewey number
155.9/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.S64
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Solitude
Label
Solitude : a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=55C63FCD-9772-49CA-99E7-039930DB1693
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Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385686051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 6167041
  • ocn949823428
  • (OCoLC)949823428
Label
Solitude : a singular life in a crowded world, Michael Harris
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=55C63FCD-9772-49CA-99E7-039930DB1693
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385686051
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 6167041
  • ocn949823428
  • (OCoLC)949823428

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