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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
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Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world


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  • The Sound Book available on December 27 2015 from Indigo for 28.5
  • The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World available on August 13 2014 from Amazon for 16.31
  • ISBN bar code 9780393239799 ξ2 registered March 26 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780393239799 ξ3 registered December 07 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780393239799 ξ1 registered September 21 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780393239799 ξ4 registered August 13 2014
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by W. W. Norton & Company

  • # 978039323979

  • Product weight is 1.34 lbs.
A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Cox now revels in exotic noises creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound s surprising dynamics in everyday settings from your bedroom to the opera house. The Sound Book encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.

References
    ^ (2014). The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World (revised Oct 2015)
    ^ The Sound Book : The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World by Trevor Cox (2014, Hardcover) (revised Mar 2017)
    ^ The Sound Book Indigo. (revised Dec 2015)
    ^ The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World, W. W. Norton & Company. Amazon. (revised Aug 2014)

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For those with scientific interest in acoustics, you'll find little science here. The book reads more like a tour guide, complete with over the top and unnecessary scenic detail, that falls far short of increasing anyone's knowledge of acoustics in more than the most elementary terms (and that's an understatement). Best placed in the travel section.
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Interesting to learn how musical instruments reverberate, as explanations for some of the great sonic spaces in nature and man made. I will now listen to everything differently, and as a result, hear my surroundings differently.
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