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The unwanted sound of everything we want : a book about noise

Author: Garret Keizer
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In a journey that leads us from the primeval Tanzanian veldt to the modern streets of Mumbai, from the world's biggest motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, to wind farms in Maine, Keizer invites us to listen to noise in history, in popular culture, and not least of all in our own backyards"--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garret Keizer
ISBN: 9781586485528 1586485520
OCLC Number: 435418560
Description: viii, 385 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Noise is interested in you --
The unwanted sound of everything we want --
The noise of political animals --
What the Python said: prehistory to the eve of the industrial age --
What Laura heard: the industrial age to the present --
Their world too: noise today --
Loud America --
Sustainability and celebration --
The most beautiful sound in the world.
Responsibility: Garret Keizer.

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An acclaimed writer investigates the hidden political, social, and environmental costs of that ancient phenomenon we call noise  Read more...

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Bill McKibben "Garret Keizer has, not for the first time, helped us look hard at something we thought we understood and see that instead it's rich, fascinating, full of political and moral and human Read more...

 
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