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The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World (Book Review)

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Author Trevor Cox is an acoustic engineer with a passion for discovering interesting acoustic phenomona wherever they may be found. From gigantic cathedrals and ancient monuments, to abandoned oil tanks and Victorian sewers, Cox has travelled the world to experience these acoustic wonders. In The Sound Book, he both chronicles these unique sonic experiences and explains the science behind them.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting applications to discuss with my physics classes, and this book gave me ideas I might never have discovered on my own. Here are just a few of the tidbits I learned from this book.

The Bottom Line

Whether you’re a teacher looking for great examples to discuss in class, or just someone who loves interesting science, or even someone who just loves interesting sounds, there’s a great deal to learn and appreciate in Cox’s book. I recommend it for yourself, or for the science lover on your gift list.

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