In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 06.04.2010 - 224 Seiten
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A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them.
 
Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day.  In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe. Traveling across the country and meeting and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet. 

 

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Nutzerbericht  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

The author sets out to look for silence in a world that is getting increasingly noisier. The premise is interesting, and the idea of silence is appealing, but the book really doesn't satisfy. It is a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - paulsignorelli - LibraryThing

George Prochnik’s exquisite book "In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise" finds the author writing eloquently about his own quest for silence in a world he finds ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Introduction
3
CHAPTER
21
Why e Hear
69
Silent Interlude
314
Thc Dragon Trap 135
325
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2010)

GEORGE PROCHNIK is the author of Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology, a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” pick and winner of a 2007 Gradiva Award. He has written for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Playboy, and Cabinet magazine, among other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
 
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