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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prochnik, George.
In pursuit of silence.
New York : Doubleday, ©2010
(OCoLC)648922557
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Prochnik
ISBN: 9780385533263 0385533268
OCLC Number: 644550566
Description: 1 online resource
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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