A book of noises

Sound shapes our world in invisible but significant ways, and here Caspar Henderson brings his characteristic curiosity, knowledge and sense of wonder to the subject to take us on an exhilarating journey through the heard universe. ‘A Little Book of Noises’ gathers together sounds from the cosmos, the natural world, the human world, and the invented world, as well as containing quiet pockets of silence. From the vast sound of sand in the desert to the tuneful warble of a songbird, to the meditative resonance of a temple bell and the improvisational melodies of jazz, this is a celebration of all things auricular.

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A compendium of sounds from this world and beyond, from the author of A New Map of Wonders and The Book of Barely Imagined BeingsSound shapes our world in invisible but profound ways, and here Caspar Henderson brings his characteristic curiosity, knowledge and sense of wonder to the subject to take us on an exhilarating journey through the heard universe.A Book of Noises gathers together sounds from the cosmos, the natural world, the human world, and the invented world, and contains quiet pockets of silence. From the vast sound of sand in the desert to the tuneful warble of a songbird, to the meditative resonance of a temple bell and the improvisational melodies of jazz, this is a celebration of all things auricular.

Additional information

Weight 470 g
Dimensions 216 × 135 × 26 mm
Author

Publisher

Granta Books

Imprint

Granta Books

Cover

Hardback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

534 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K