- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199600686
- ISBN-13: 978-0199600687
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 5.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,979,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Discord: The Story of Noise 1st Edition
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About the Author
Mike Goldsmith is the former Head of the Acoustic Group at the United Kingdom's National Physical Laboratory and an author of many books for general readers. Two of his books have been short-listed for the Aventis prize (now the Royal Society prize) for science books.
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Top Customer Reviews
It contains a long history of uses and annoyances from the big bang to battles to traffic noise. You will find the remarkable ways in which some animals, such as shrimps, use noise as a weapon or to catch prey; how medicine uses noise to shatter kidney stones or how it was employed positively in some aspects of music.
One misses perhaps a stronger contrast to music as the great antagonist to noise and chaos? What is the nature of this difference?
Noise appears to be a timely subject as a new tome Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listeningpromises to deal with similar material. If this is too academic for you there is also Tassilo's Vienna Violin/ Fresh Classical Music Guide/ Times/ Places which deals with the subject of a history of harmonious and noisy sound from the Big Bang to classical music in the format of a narrative.