The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World


“A lucid and passionate case for a extra conscious means of listening. . . . someone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will have fun with [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”―New York Times

Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the area. A well known specialist who engineers study rooms and live performance halls, Cox has made a occupation of removing strange and undesirable sounds. yet after an epiphany within the London sewers, Cox now revels in unique noises―creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, buzzing dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a chicken. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and layout, Cox explains how sound is made and adjusted via the surroundings, how our physique reacts to odd noises, and the way those mysterious wonders light up sound’s miraculous dynamics in daily settings―from your bed room to the opera condominium. The Sound Book encourages us to develop into higher listeners in a global ruled via the visible and to open our ears to the fantastic cacophony throughout us. 35 illustrations

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