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Discord : the story of noise

Author: Mike Goldsmith
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, explores how new scientific approaches may affect the future of sound, and looks at how discord and dissonance are put to use in music, medicine, and even the military.

Engineering and allied operations.

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)873098288
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780191633812 019163381X
OCLC Number: 938339376
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The Nature of Noise --
2.A Silent Bang --
3. Classical Noise --
4. New Noise --
5.A New Science of Sound --
6. Noise in the Eighteenth Century --
7. Machineries of Noise --
8. The First Champions of Silence --
9. The Noise Century --
10. Noise in Wartime --
11.A Time of Peace? --
12.A Different Kind of War --
13.A New Beginning? --
14. The Power of Science --
15.A New Pollution --
16. Noise Now --
17.A Quieter Tomorrow?
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