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Author: Patricia Kruth; Henry Stobart
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: The Darwin College lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together perspectives on sound by leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines. These include anthropology, physiology, zoology, physics, music, phonetics and film. - Through crossing disciplinary boundaries, the volume hopes to inspire a richer and more creative approach to the acoustic world. - Whilst aiming for a general audience and presented in an accessible style, several chapters also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Kruth; Henry Stobart
ISBN: 0521572096 9780521572095
OCLC Number: 839334052
Description: 235 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction Patricia Kruth and Henry Stobart; 1. Re-sounding silences Philip Peek; 2. The physics of sound Charles Taylor; 3. Hearing Jonathan Ashmore; 4. Sounds natural: the song of birds Peter Slater; 5. The sounds of speech Peter Ladefoged; 6. Ancestral voices Christopher Page; 7. Shaping sound Brian Ferneyhough; 8. Sound worlds Steven Feld; 9. Audio-vision and sound Michel Chion; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: The Darwin College lectures
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Kruth and Henry Stobart.

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