Book ID: CBB001253047

Discord: The Story of Noise (2012)


Goldsmith, Mike (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xiv + 317 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

A unique look at noise and its positive and negative effects throughout human history Explains the mechanisms behind hearing and how 'noise' and sound are processed by the brain Provides an insight into the causes and solutions to noise problems - a particularly relevant and topical health concern in the modern world Offers a new perspective on our own history - looking at noise in terms of the environment, telecommunications and engineering, and evolution Explains the technical background to noise, its nature, its causes, and effects Uses everday examples to demonstrate the key point

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Bijsterveld, Karin
Hagood, Mack
Klotz, Sebastian
Mills, Mara C.
Erlmann, Veit
Weber, Heike
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
The Senses and Society
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Environmental History
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
MIT Press
Errant Bodies Press
Zone Books
Duke University Press
Auditory perception
Noise and noise abatement
Stumpf, Carl
Trahiotis, Constantine
Steele, Joshua
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Einstein, Albert
United States
New York City (New York, U.S.)
New York (U.S.)
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
21st century
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International Polar Year (1932-1933)
International Polar Year (1882-1883)

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