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Sound : A Very Short Introduction - Mike Goldsmith

Sound

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 10th December 2015
ISBN: 9780198708445
Number Of Pages: 144

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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.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Industry Reviews


-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.




"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 assembling so much information and condensing it into a truly pocket-size edition. I do not know of another title that covers so much about sound in a nontechnical yet scientific manner." - Michael Greenfield, Physics Today


1: Past sounds 2: The nature of sound 3: Sounds in harmony 4: Hearing sound 5: Electronic sound 6: Ultrasound and infrasound 7: Sound underwater and underground 8: Sound out of place Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780198708445
ISBN-10: 0198708440
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 10th December 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.14

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