Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening

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As social history it's hard to beat ( Independent 2013-08-01)

David Hendy reconstructs the acoustic environments of our ancestors and contemporaries in words, conjuring them to life for the mind's ear. Brilliant and thought-provoking - curl up somewhere noisy and enjoy! ( Nigel Warburton)

Fascinating. Noise is something to shout about (Emily Cockayne Hubbub)

Praise for the radio series: 'A strange and lovely series ... Hendy found the roots of human language in the sounds and rhythms of bodies, our heartbeats, breathing, walking' (Gillian Reynolds Daily Telegraph)

Highly enjoyable and thought-provoking ... Hendy does a great job of reconstructing a whole range of long-gone sound worlds - and, importantly, he makes clear what is assumption, what is fact and what is guesswork, while still presenting his descriptions in an evocative way. (Mike Goldsmith Irish Times 2013-08-01)

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"'As social history it's hard to beat' (Independent) 'David Hendy reconstructs the acoustic environments of our ancestors and contemporaries in words, conjuring them to life for the mind's ear. Brilliant and thought-provoking - curl up somewhere noisy and enjoy!' (Nigel Warburton) 'Fascinating. Noise is something to shout about' (Emily Cockayne, Hubbub)"

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Verlag: Profile Books Feb 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 1781250901 ISBN 13: 9781781250907
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Buchbeschreibung Profile Books Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x128x30 mm. Neuware - Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. 382 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781781250907

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