*** The Sound Book by Trevor Cox


Who knew that acoustics engineers could write so fluently and entreatingly about his scientific field? The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World stars the author as an explorer of spaces and structures that generate unusual sounds, from sedate auditoriums and concert halls (where he makes his living) to ancient whispering arches to musical roads. His explanations are always straightforward and help follow the intrepid adventurer in all kinds of natural and man-made spaces that sound different.

One would wish that his many lessons could be followed by architects, city designers, and engineers everywhere to decrease unwanted noise.

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