Noise: A Human History of Sound and Listening (Paperback)David Hendy (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm
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 *
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