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Sound: A Very Short Introduction

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Description for Sound: A Very Short Introduction Paperback. This Very Short Introduction explores the science of sound and its nature, hearing and harmony. Considering sound we can't hear, the author also covers different sound worlds, as well as noise and its reduction. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 160 pages, 20-30 black and white halftones and line drawings. BIC Classification: PHDS; TTA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 174 x 111. .
Sound is integral to how we experience the world, in the form of noise as well as music. But what is sound? What is the physical basis of pitch and harmony? And how are sound waves exploited in musical instruments? In this Very Short Introduction Mike Goldsmith looks at the science of sound and explores sound in different contexts, covering the audible and inaudible, sound underground and underwater, accoustic and electric, and hearing in humans and animals. He also considers the problem of sound out of place - noise and its reduction. ... Read more

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About Mike Goldsmith
Mike Goldsmith is a freelance acoustician and science writer and the former Head of Acoustics at the National Physical Laboratory. He has worked in the field of acoustics for over 25 years and has written almost 40 papers, articles and reports about many aspects of sound, including speech, sound quality and the history of acoustics. His previous publications include Discord: ... Read more

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Wow! This book is nice...and cute...I highly recommend this book. Perhaps this is the best general book discussing acoustics in a very elementary sense. - Richard J. Peppin, Rion Co. Ltd. and Engineers for Change, Inc. The book has something for everyone, and the author has done a remarkable job in ... Read more

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