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The sound book : the science of the sonic wonders of the world

Author: Trevor J Cox
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound's surprising dynamics in everyday settings, from your bedroom to the opera house"--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor J Cox
ISBN: 0393239799 9780393239799 0393350584 9780393350586
OCLC Number: 856879292
Notes: "Published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head under the title 'Sonic wonderland : a scientific odyssey of sound'"--Title page verso.
Description: 331 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The most reverberant place in the world --
Ringing rocks --
Barking fish --
Echoes of the past --
Going round the bend --
Singing sands --
The quietest places in the world --
Placing sound --
Future wonders.
Other Titles: Sonic wonderland
Responsibility: Trevor Cox.

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"With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound's surprising dynamics in everyday settings, from your bedroom to the opera house"--Amazon.com.

A professor of acoustic engineering provides a tour of the world's most amazing sound phenomena, including creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird.

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