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

Author: George Prochnik
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2011. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Anchor books edition, April 2011View 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Prochnik
ISBN: 9780767931212 0767931211
OCLC Number: 648922557
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, ©2010.
Description: x, 342 pages ; 21 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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