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A fine excursion into the world of strange and unusual sounds!
on 19 August 2014
A few dreary and carping reviews here. Surprisingly, because this book brilliantly achieves what it clearly sets out to do - that is to share and instil a sense of wonder in the strange and little discussed world of sound phenomena.
If Professor Cox had wanted to produce a fusty academic tome, no doubt he could have done so. But his book imparts lots of acoustic scientific facts and hypotheses in an easy to understand and fun-to-read style. He easily imparts his enthusiasm for the subject. And enthusiasm isn't a commodity you see every day, in my experience.
Prof. Cox also lightly (and I think accurately) explores our perception of sound and noise and how and why we react the way we do.
He also stakes his claim for the "most embarrassing parent of the year" award as he (tongue firmly in cheek) describes how his family have (perhaps unwillingly) shared in his investigations of some unusual acoustic phenomena.
It had me chuckling, anyway!