Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound Hardcover – Feb 25 2014
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• "A riveting ear-opener, Trevor Cox describes in lyrical detail a range of sonic events and new ways of listening that can only brighten our experience of the acoustic world around us. A must-read for sound-lovers of all stripes." --Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra
About the Author
Born in 1967, TREVOR COX is professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford and president of the Institute of Acoustics. He has presented numerous science radio documentaries and has written for the New Scientist. He is an associate editor for an international journal of acoustics.
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Cox says we underestimate the importance of sound, he has shown that loud open plan schools reduce the performance of their pupils. Public buildings and spaces are built without considering the soundscape. In this lively and accessible work Cox bursts balloons in Neolithic stone circles, crawls into disused oil tanks, tests out whether cave paintings were done in caves with specific sound features, and checks out a Buddhist silent retreat (a bit like a lock-in at a wholefood shop)..
This is a popular science book you will read again.
*** Cox proved they do, its a myth.