In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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In pursuit of silence : listening for meaning in a world of noise

Author: George Prochnik
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Prochnik
ISBN: 9780385528887 0385528884 9780767931212 0767931211
OCLC Number: 1032809727
Description: x, 342 s. ; 22 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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