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In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise

Author: George Prochnik
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet, and what are the benefits of decluttering our sonic world.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Prochnik
ISBN: 9780385528887 0385528884
OCLC Number: 456977490
Description: x, 342 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Listening for the unknown --
Why we hear --
Why we are noisy --
Retail: the soundtrack --
Sounds like noise --
Silent interlude --
Soundkill --
Freeway to noise --
Home front --
This is war! --
The dragon trap --
Silent finale.
Responsibility: George Prochnik.
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Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet, and what are the benefits of decluttering our sonic world.

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