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Silence in the Midst of Noise

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In the Midst of Noise

Author : Michael Campbell-Johnston
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What does the phrase "making a retreat" bring to your mind's eye? The quiet of a monastery? A hermitage deep in the woods? Such images make modern, overscheduled people sigh with longing. We've convinced ourselves that there simply isn't time for us to withdraw from "the world" and recharge our spiritual batteries. This encouraging book offers hope. It outlines a way for you to put aside the cares and preoccupations of your busy life for a few minutes by means of a 30-day retreat that follows the principles of the famed Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Michael Campbell-Johnston employs a warm, first-person approach will immediately put you at ease. He uses dialogue to navigate the exercises, quoting Scripture and prayers as the starting and ending points for each day's mini-retreat. You will emerge from this experience feeling renewed and grounded in your faith View sample pages. "Paperback"

City of Noise

Author : Aimee Boutin
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Beloved as the city of light, Paris in the nineteenth century sparked the acclaim of poets and the odium of the bourgeois with its distinctive sounds. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris de Paris that had been associated with their trades since the Middle Ages; musicians itinerant and otherwise played for change; and flâneurs-writers, fascinated with the city's underside, listened and recorded much about what they heard. Aimée Boutin tours the sonic space that orchestrated the different, often conflicting sound cultures that defined the street ambience of Paris. Mining accounts that range from guidebooks to verse, Boutin braids literary, cultural, and social history to reconstruct a lost auditory environment. Throughout, impressions of street noise shape writers' sense of place and perception of modern social relations. As Boutin shows, the din of the Cris contrasted economic abundance with the disparities of the capital, old and new traditions, and the vibrancy of street commerce with an increasing bourgeois demand for quiet. In time, peddlers who provided the soundtrack for Paris's narrow streets yielded to modernity, with its taciturn shopkeepers and wide-open boulevards, and the fading songs of the Cris became a dirge for the passing of old ways.

Fundamentals and Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise

Author : Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc
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The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

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Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true for the role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination in architectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

The Theory of Optimum Noise Immunity

Author : V. A. Kotelʹnikov
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Noise Music

Author : Paul Hegarty
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Noise/Music looks at the phenomenon of noise in music, from experimental music of the early 20th century to the Japanese noise music and glitch electronica of today. It situates different musics in their cultural and historical context, and analyses them in terms of cultural aesthetics. Paul Hegarty argues that noise is a judgement about sound, that what was noise can become acceptable as music, and that in many ways the idea of noise is similar to the idea of the avant-garde. While it provides an excellent historical overview, the book's main concern is in the noise music that has emerged since the mid 1970s, whether through industrial music, punk, free jazz, or the purer noise of someone like Merzbow. The book progresses seamlessly from discussions of John Cage, Erik Satie, and Pauline Oliveros through to bands like Throbbing Gristle and the Boredoms. Sharp and erudite, and underpinned throughout by the ideas of thinkers like Adorno and Deleuze, Noise/Music is the perfect primer for anyone interested in the louder side of experimental music.

Aviation Safety and Noise Reduction Act of 1979

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce
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Jawaharlal Nehru

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National Safety News

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Engineering Acoustics and Noise Control

Author : Conrad J. Hemond
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Effects of Flight on Noise Radiated from Convected Ring Sources in Coaxial Dual Flow

Author : Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics. Joint Institute for Aeronautics and Acoustics
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Principles of General Psychology

Author : Gregory A. Kimble
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Hearing God s Voice Above the Noise

Author : Stuart Briscoe
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Canadian Medical Association Journal

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Nation s Cities

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Motion Picture Sound Engineering

Author : Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Research Council
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Proceedings of the Annual Conference

Author : National Association of Office Managers (U.S.). Conference
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Public Health Engineering The air contact with a chapter on insects and insect control by H D Pratt The water contact in collaboration with C J Velz

Author : Earle Bernard Phelps
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