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Mechanical sound : technology, culture, and public problems of noise in the twentieth century / Karin Bijsterveld.

Author/Creator:
Bijsterveld, Karin, 1961- author.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xii, 350 p.) : ill.
Series:
Inside technology.
Inside Technology
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Subjects:
Noise pollution.
Sound -- Social aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Machinery -- Noise.
Noise control.
Noise music -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
'Mechanical Sound' traces efforts to control unwanted sound - the noise of industry, city traffic, gramophones and radios, and aircraft - from the late 19th to the late 20th century. Karin Bijsterveld argues that a paradox of control has developed, in which only some forms of noise are regulated by experts and governments.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-262-26854-X
1-4356-5494-3
OCLC:
244796047