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Sonic wonderland : a scientific odyssey of sound

Author: Trevor J Cox
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranging across an array of realms including literature, classical music, history, archaeology, psychology, neuroscience, geology, physics, biology and ecology, this book tours the world's most amazing acoustic phenomena and the sometimes even stranger people behind them - and pleas for a deeper appreciation and respect for our shared sonic landscapes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor J Cox
ISBN: 9781847922106 1847922104 0393239799 9780393239799
OCLC Number: 861648617
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Trevor Cox.

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As an acoustic engineer, the author has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises - echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an  Read more...

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"A riveting ear-opener, Trevor Cox describes in lyrical detail a range of sonic events and new ways of listening that can only brighten our experience of the acoustic world around us. A must-read for Read more...

 
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