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Discord : the story of noise

Author: Mike Goldsmith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Noise is a widely recognized problem and health concern in the modern world. Given the importance of managing noise levels and developing suitable "soundscapes" in contexts such as industry, schools, or public spaces, this is an area of active research for acousticians. But noise, in the sense of dissonance, can also be used positively; composers have employed it from Baroque music to Rock feedback; medicine  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780199600687 0199600686
OCLC Number: 755699410
Description: xiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The nature of noise --
A silent bang --
Classical noise --
New noise --
A new science of sound --
Noise in the eighteenth century --
Machineries of noise --
The first champions of silence --
The noise century --
Noise in wartime --
A time of peace? --
A different kind of war --
A new beginning? --
The power of science --
A new pollution --
Noise now --
A quieter tomorrow?
Other Titles: Story of noise
Responsibility: Mike Goldsmith.
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As humankind creates ever more noise, the battle to manage and control it intensifies. Mike Goldsmith considers the long history of that battle, explains the science and physiology, explores how new  Read more...

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When is sound enjoyable? When is it an irritation? When is it actually dangerous? These are some of the themes of Mike Goldsmith's enjoyable history of "sound out of place". Wall Street Journal A Read more...

 
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