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Discord

The Story of Noise
Goldsmith, Mike (Book - 2012 )
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Noise is a widely recognized problem and health concern in the modern world. Given the importance of managing noise levels and developing suitable "soundscapes" in contexts such as industry, schools, or public spaces, this is an area of active research for acousticians. But noise, in the senseof dissonance, can also be used positively; composers have employed it from Baroque music to Rock feedback; medicine harnesses it to shatter kidney stones and treat cancer; and even the military uses it in (real and rumoured) weapons.Mike Goldsmith looks back at the long history of the battle between people and noise - a battle that has changed our lives and moulded our societies. He investigates how increasing noise levels relate to human progress, from the clatter of wheels on cobbles to the sound of heavy machinery; heexplains how our scientific understanding of sound and hearing has developed; and he looks at noise in nature, including the remarkable ways in which some animals, such as shrimps, use noise as a weapon or to catch prey. He concludes by turning to the future, discussing the noise sources which arelikely to dominate it and the ways in which new science and new ideas may change the way our future will sound.
Authors: Goldsmith, Mike, 1962-
Title: Discord
the story of noise
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2012
Edition: First Edition
Characteristics: vii, 317 pages :,illustrations,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mike Goldsmith
Contents: The nature of noise
A silent bang
Classical noise
New noise
A new science of sound
Noise in the eighteenth century
Machineries of noise
The first champions of silence
The noise century
Noise in wartime
A time of peace?
A different kind of war
A new beginning?
The power of science
A new pollution
Noise now
A quieter tomorrow?
Alternate Title: Story of noise
ISBN: 0199600686
9780199600687
Branch Call Number: 534 G6242d 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index
Subject Headings: Noise Social aspects Noise control Noise pollution Noise
Topical Term: Noise
Noise control
Noise pollution
Noise
LCCN: 2012472479
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From the obligatory music in every restaurant and waiting room, to the din of traffic, our world is full of noise. This exploration of noise is a fascinating look into its affect on our lives.


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