A Book of Noises : Notes on the Auraculous-9781783787067

A Book of Noises : Notes on the Auraculous by Henderson, Caspar

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Author: Henderson, Caspar

Popular science

Published on 5 October 2023 by GRANTA BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 368 pages
224 x 144 x 33 | 478g

A compendium of sounds from this world and beyond, from the author of A New Map of Wonders and The Book of Barely Imagined BeingsSound shapes our world in invisible but profound ways, and here Caspar Henderson brings his characteristic curiosity, knowledge and sense of wonder to the subject to take us on an exhilarating journey through the heard universe.

A Book of Noises gathers together sounds from the cosmos, the natural world, the human world, and the invented world, and contains quiet pockets of silence. From the vast sound of sand in the desert to the tuneful warble of a songbird, to the meditative resonance of a temple bell and the improvisational melodies of jazz, this is a celebration of all things auricular.