Room acoustics, sound analysis, recording and reproduction, and sound synthesis as well as cognition are examined from the perspective of music. The science of succeeding with people has been translated into more than 16 languages. His dissertation was in the field of molecular physics. In the third edition, richard moore and paul wheeler join tom rossing in updating the science of sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of. Navy, and focused on the details of how sound travels in the ocean. A comprehensive reference for undergraduates and sound design.
Great value for a introduction to the science of musical sound. Jan 19, 1999 this lesson plan may be used to address the academic standards listed above. It contains 78 minutes of instrumental music to accompany his eight short documentarystyle films shot underwater. Sound experiments sound pitch learn how frequency effects sound and pitch. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects for students. It is the product of over a decade of teaching a course on the physics of music. From how music works, a look at the science of sounds wsj. Bernie krause, author of the great animal orchestra. Mar 23, 2014 a given sound may seem to have a higher or lower pitch than another sound, but which sound seems higher or lower can sometimes vary from person to person. A compendium of standards and benchmarks for k12 education. Its five sections covers the basic physics of sound production, hearing and harmony, musical instruments, electronic sound systems, and acoustical architecture in a concise manner but with good content for its over 400 pages. The science book of sound by neil ardley goodreads. Trevor cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world.
Another measurement that involves sound is something called amplitude. When something makes a noise, it sends vibrations, or sound waves, through the air. With state testing, we dont have morning meeting and forgo specials which gives us an extra 80 minutes to play with each day. The science of musical sound scientific american library. The science of the sonic wonders of the world, trevor cox makes the case for more mindful listening with all kinds of. My main problem in preparing the book was deciding which. The science of musical sounds by dayton clarence miller, 1916. When an object such as the string of a violin vibrates, it causes air molecules to move and bump into each. A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening to and engaging with musical, natural, and manmade sounds. After covering basic principles, rossing physics, northern illinois u. Begin by compiling a selection of different sounds from sound effects and nature cds, available at the public library. In book form, parsons has the space to include more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, plus a complete set of. Today was sound day in our classroom, and it was a blast. Writer, composer and science lecturer john powell explains.
It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or. The amplitude of a sound wave is the height of the wave. The books touch on the basic science concepts for each topic and have wonderful illustrations. I like that the answers to the problems are in the back of the book. The science of the dogon offers a casebycase comparison of dogon descriptions and drawings to corresponding scientific definitions and diagrams from authors like stephen hawking and brian greene, then extends this analysis to the counterparts of these symbols in both the ancient egyptian and hebrew religions. The science of musical sound dover books on physics white, harvey e. In this lesson, students learn how musical instruments work to produce sound and how the same phenomena of pitch, vibration, resonance, and sound can be observed through bottle blowing. May be he believes in vivid sound of our life itself is our social, cultural gains.
Physics and electricity full audiobook greatestaudiobooks multivolume work on science edited by francis roltwheeler. The science of sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. Dec 22, 2011 the therapy book from aromatherapy to zero balancing and everything in between. From the new book how music works, a look at some of the fundamentals of acoustics. It presents basic acoustics, auditory theory, and sound generation from both a theoretical and a practical view. Finding the origins of music in the worlds wild places cox. Decoding the african mystery tradition scranton, laird, west, john anthony on. He has held about a dozen research positions other than at his home institutionin national laboratories, in research universities, and in several other countries. An object produces sound when it vibrates in matter.
Hes in the horseshoe canyon in utah talking about the rhythmic. I like this book because it can be used as an introduction to sound in the classroom. The book covers the basics of oscillations, waves and the analysis techniques. Now here we go dropping science, dropping it all over like bumping around the town, like when youre driving a range rover expanding the horizons and expanding the parameters expanding the rhymes of sucker mc amateurs. Teachers of young students used to just teach singing with a touch of music history. Sound is made up of vibrations, or sound waves, that we can hear. The sounds of science is the first beastie boys anthology composed of greatest hits, bsides, and previously unreleased tracks. Throughout the book, cox discusses several phenomena and visits unusual spaces that affect the way we hear echoes, reverb, amplified whispers, and silence. A sound wave is both the end product of the speech production mechanism and the primary source of raw material used by the listener to recover the speakers message. We are in the final countdown 4 days until summer break, so its the perfect time to use themed days from the science penguins primary science pack. Buy the science of musical sound scientific american library series on free shipping on qualified orders.
For example, if you screamed in a large, empty room, the sound of your voice would sound a lot different than if you were to make the same noise in a smaller furnished room. As a recovering awkward person, vanessa helps millions find. Professor rossing has published more than 200 papers and ten books. Resources include book summaries, hints and tips for teaching the science and further stories on a similar theme. Jan 05, 2016 sound has a history, from the first sound ever, to the first sound heard by an animal, to the first recorded by a human being.
It allows students to explore their sense of hearing by teaching them about sounds and how it forms. The science of sound is a lavishly illustrated, authoritative text that comprehensively covers the science of sound. A book about sound start with science is a new science series for younger kids. Aug 25, 2007 nasa connect segment exploring all the basics of sound including how it works and how it travels. From the drops of rainwater to the tinkling of wind chimes, the science of sound is all around.
Sound the science of waves, how they travel, how we use them. Many species use sound, not only to communicate but to assess the nature of their surroundings, dependant on the way they interact with emitted sound waves. Sound 102 activities take a ten question quiz about this page. It is the original story from which the term butterfly effect was derived. New york times in this tour of the worlds most unexpected sounds, trevor coxthe david attenborough of the acoustic. When something makes a noise, it sends vibrations, or sound. They pick up all the sounds around you and then translate this information into a form your brain can understand.
This book is concerned with the scientific aspects of musical sounds. The variety of natural and manmade sounds trevor cox investigated is impressive the list of sound sites spans specific ancient ruins, artwork, concert halls, natural elements like water and sand, our own human bodies, and plenty more. But after an epiphany in the london sewers, cox now revels in exotic noisescreaking glaciers, whispering galler. In the third edition, richard moore and paul wheeler join tom rossing in updating the science of soundto include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics.
These lectures have been rewritten for presentation in book form, and the science of musical sounds has been chosen for the title as giving a better idea of the contents. The uk and us editions have different titles but essentially the same contents. The sounds of science it is with enormous pleasure that we can announce the world premier of the sounds of science to take place at 7pm on 30th march at the queens hall in edinburgh, part of the edinburgh international science festival. The science of the sonic wonders of the world by trevor cox. When they reach our ears, these waves make the delicate skin of the eardrums vibrate.
A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. This book is an introduction to the science of underwater sound. The book led me to win the 2015 asa science writing. Comments about including the science and engineering practice at the beginning of the lesson, students conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate.
Exploring the science of sounds is a book which has been needed for years. The sound book sonic wonderland loosely based on my website the book is about the worlds most amazing sound phenomena, and what they tell us about acoustics and how we listen. The sound book is a science essay by an acoustic engineer, trevor cox, who travels around the world seeking the sonic wonders. Here are 10 of my favorite books that stimulate the best conversations. Key features the work is thoroughly grounded in music, rather than. Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys many aspects of acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music. For comprehensive information on more than 200 holistic health therapies in an easily understandable format, you cant do better than the therapy book for kindle, available here.
Now here we go dropping science, dropping it all over like bumping around the town like when youre driving a range rover expanding the horizon and expanding the. To create sound that is audible to human ears, sound energy moves the molecules of the substance through which it is travelling and creates sound waves that spread in a circular pattern like ripples in a pond. Behind the creation of any musical sound lies the complex processes of physics, electronics, mathematics, and human perception. Subsequent topics include general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, recording devices, and other subjects. The science of musical sound dover books on physics.
Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Because of the central role played by sound in speech communication, it is important to have a good understanding of how sound is produced, modified, and measured. These sound waves are formed by objects vibrating shaking back and forth. Rossing and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Beastie boys the sounds of science lyrics genius lyrics. Some of the earliest research carried out at the woods hole oceanographic institution was sponsored by the u.
It does a good job discussing different sounds that people or animales make. New york times, the sound book, the science of the sonic wonders of the world, trevor cox, 9780393350586. Childrens stories provide a great context for learning science. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for students without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this science and engineering practice. A sound of thunder short story a sound of thunder is a science fiction short story by ray bradbury about time travel. The science book of sound by neil ardley is a great book that teaches students about the characteristics of sound.
The first sound ever was the sound of the big bang. He seems to be more effusive on the sound effect of artifacts than those in nature. The fascinating interplay of these factors is the focus of john r. A text for a onesemester, first or second year course on acoustics in general and musical acoustics in particular.
Feb 02, 2010 now here we go dropping science dropping it all over like bumping around the town like when youre driving a range rover expanding the horizons and expanding the parameters expanding the rhymes of. This book explains how sound waves travel, how your ear receives sound and answers for more of the questions kids will ask. Pearson new international edition enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Emphasis is placed on understanding the phenomena of sound, and a wide variety of topics are discussed. In the third edition, richard moore and paul wheeler join tom. Sound is also used extensively for military purposes.
To extend, challenge students to find other ways to demonstrate the vibration of sound, such as strumming a ruler with one end held firmly against the edge of a desk. Pierces the science of musical sound, revised editiona volume that covers the production of a single drumbeat and the wizardry of the latest recording and synthesizing techniques to explore where. Science grade 4 sound unit rationale this grade 4 science unit about sound will include a variety of lesson activities such as. Read the article the science of sound and musical instruments for more details on the structure of the ear. An entertaining tour through everyday sound science. With exploring the science of sounds, young children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. Join them as they take a look back at some of their favorite springtime subjects like why it rains, how plants grow, and all the amazing bugs you. The science behind sound therapy the holistic works. He is a fellow of the acoustical society of america and of the american association for the advancement of science. Sound waves travel through air, water, and solid objects as vibrations. This fun, interactive game is a great way to liven up your sound science unit and reinforce good listening skills. The science of sound recording will provide you with more than just an introduction to sound and recording, it will allow you to dive right into some of the technical areas that often appear overwhelming to anyone without an electrical engineering or physics background.
Students of acoustics, speech and learning and physics will appreciate this text. Students learn the facts about sound while they personalize this nonfiction readandwrite booklet. As sound waves move further away from their source, their intensity naturally becomes less intense. You can also find specific sounds free online at next, arrange the sound. Mar 11, 2014 the sound book is a science essay by an acoustic engineer, trevor cox, who travels around the world seeking the sonic wonders. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. The book also gives students many experiments they can try at school or at home to explore sound. Sound is blocked by adding heavy, dense layers between the source and the receiver. A series of eight lectures was given at the lowell institute in january and february, 1914, under the general title of sound analysis. Today we try to incorporate all of the various aspects of music language, history, math, science, etc. Aug 06, 2014 these bones make the eardrum vibrate which signals to your brain that there is sound. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or a strong background in.822 511 658 973 824 416 964 243 86 872 1261 1568 529 48 1627 53 1341 923 386 522 450 1173 900 219 1530 1068 649 401 337 904 181 1458 189 1422 1402 102 456