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Sonic Wonderland

Author : Trevor Cox
ISBN : 9781448114573
Genre : Science
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As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises – echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This is the story of his investigation into the mysteries of these Sonic Wonders of the World. In the Mojave Desert he finds sand dunes that sing. In France he discovers an echo that tells jokes. In California he drives down a musical road that plays the William Tell Overture. In Cathedrals across the world he learns how acoustics changed the history of the Church. Touching on physics, music, archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment and how our body reacts to peculiar noises – from the exotic sonic wonders he encounters on his journey, or the equally unique and surprising sounds of our everyday environment. In a world dominated by the visual, Sonic Wonderland encourages us to become better listeners and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony around us. Listen to a selection of astonishing sounds here:
Category: Science

1 423 Qi Facts To Bowl You Over

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571339129
Genre : Reference
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The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over. Iceland imports ice cubes A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon People who read books live longer than people who don't Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu No human beings have ever had sex in space Netflix's biggest competitor is sleep Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour
Category: Reference

Congressional Serial Set

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124561262
Genre : United States
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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Category: United States

Subject Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89126008416
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2 024 Qi Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571348978
Genre : Reference
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The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks... Humans glow in the dark. The Pope drives a blue Ford Focus. One of the moons of Uranus is called Margaret. Scottish football referees are sponsored by Specsavers. Dogs visiting US National Parks can be certified as Bark Rangers. The world's smallest computer is smaller than a grain of sand. Candyfloss was invented by a dentist. Nobody knows who named the Earth.
Category: Reference

What Learning Looks Like

Author : Reuven Feuerstein
ISBN : 9780807771037
Genre : Education
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The authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. --from publisher description.
Category: Education

The Cabinet Of Curiosities

Author : Douglas Preston
ISBN : 9781784970505
Genre : Fiction
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In downtown Manhattan, workers on a construction site breach a long-forgotten basement, unearthing a charnel house: thirty-six bodies, systematically dismembered and carefully immured at least 130 years ago. It's just the kind of case to intrigue the unorthodox and enigmatic FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast. But he's not the only interested party. Soon after the bodies are discovered a killer strikes. Their victim's corpse bears the same precise mutilations as the bodies in the basement. The nightmare has begun. Again. 'Fast-moving, sophisticated and bursting with surprises ... There's nothing else like them' WASHINGTON POST. 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.
Category: Fiction

Curiosities Of Natural History In

Author : Francis T. Buckland
ISBN : 9781605205557
Genre : Social Science
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A pioneer in the strange art and ambiguous science of zo phagy-that is, of studying animals by eating them-British natural historian FRANCIS TREVELYAN BUCKLAND (1826-1880) was a wildly popular speaker and writer of the Victorian era. In his classic four-volume Curiosities of Natural History, published between 1857 and 1872, he shared his love of creatures exotic and mysterious with readers who devoured his charming and erudite essays much in the same way he devoured his animal subjects. "If there is one person that I would have expected to have captured a sea serpent in the 19th century for the sole purpose of eating it, it would be Frank Buckland," writes cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction to Buckland's series. One of the founding grandfathers of cryptozoology, the discipline that investigates animal mysteries, Buckland was not "a wild-eyed 'true believer' in anything strange," insists Coleman, but brought, instead, "a skeptical, open-minded approach" to his work. Indeed, here, in the "fourth series" of Curiosities of Natural History, Buckland's erudition is clear in his animated discussions of, among many other things, measuring a French giant, the "woolly woman of Hayti," performing fleas, six thousand parakeets, the intemperance of salmon, and fossil pork. This new edition, a replica of the 1888 "Popular Edition," is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.
Category: Social Science

The Museum In America

Author : Edward Porter Alexander
ISBN : 0761989471
Genre : Reference
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The American museum was not born, but made. Visionary museum innovators transformed the private curiosity collections of the 19th century into today's public institutions of education. The Museum in America recounts the colorful histories of thirteen leading figures from the formative period around the turn of the century. In the lively style of Museum Masters, Edward Alexander tells the stories of pioneers in history, science, art, and general museums. For any student or museum professional interested in the history of the museum, this volume is the place to start.
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ISBN : UOM:39015084383523
Genre : Museums
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A quarterly review.
Category: Museums

American Indians And Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author : Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman
ISBN : 9780313379918
Genre : Social Science
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Americans are still fascinated by the romantic notion of the "noble savage," yet know little about the real Native peoples of North America. This two-volume work seeks to remedy that by examining stereotypes and celebrating the true cultures of American Indians today. • Contributions from 47 distinguished scholars, writers, performers, and curators—both Native and non-Native—from the United States and Canada • Photos of contemporary powwows, historical figures, indigenous architecture, and contemporary and historical art • A comprehensive bibliography at the end of each chapter
Category: Social Science