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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.

About George Prochnik

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. www.inpursuitofsilence.com

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Author : George Prochnik
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 01 April 2011
ISBN : 0767931211
EAN : 9780767931212
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 342 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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