White Noise

White Noise
Author: Don DeLillo,Richard Powers
Pages: 310
ISBN: 0143105981
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jack Gladney, a professor of Nazi history at a Middle American liberal arts school, and his family try to handle normal family life as a black cloud of lethal gaseous fumes threatens their town.

The Infinite Noise

The Infinite Noise
Author: Lauren Shippen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250297525
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Tor Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions. Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond “typical.” Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist—who seems to know a lot more than she lets on—and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be. “What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?” (Vox on The Bright Sessions) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

White Noise

White Noise
Author: Don DeLillo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781440674471
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Release: 1999-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

Listening to Noise and Silence

Listening to Noise and Silence
Author: Salome Voegelin
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9781441162076
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Release: 2010-03-31
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh, bold study of the emerging field of Sound Art, informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others.

Signal to Noise

Signal to Noise
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780747588436
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Release: 2007
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic, poignant graphic novel dealing with how we make sense of our lives.

Noise

Noise
Author: Kathleen Raymundo
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1793189536
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Release: 2019-03-14
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introverted girl who just wanted to be left alone. A talkative little boy with a very important wish. Based on a true story, Noise is the heartwarming tale of finding joy in unexpected places. A full-color graphic novel for both children and adults alike.

Wind Turbine Noise

Wind Turbine Noise
Author: Siegfried Wagner,Rainer Bareiß,Gianfranco Guidati
Pages: 204
ISBN: 3642887120
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Release: 2012-02-23
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the last five years an enormous number of wind turbines have been installed in Europe, bringing wind energy into public awareness. However, its further development is restricted mainly by public complaints caused by visual impact and noise. The European Commission has therefore funded a number of research projects in the field of wind turbine noise within the JOULE program. This book presents the most relevant results of these projects. The book addresses all relevant aspects of wind turbine noise, namely: noise reduction, noise propagation, noise measurement, and an introduction to aeroacoustics. It may serve as a first reference in the field of wind turbine noise for researchers, planners, and manufacturers.

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise
Author: Nate Silver
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781101595954
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Release: 2012-09-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade."—The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

A Noise Downstairs

A Noise Downstairs
Author: Linwood Barclay
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1409163997
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Release: 2018-07-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The multi-million copy international bestseller Linwood Barclay is back with a thriller that will keep you awake all night¿ Paul Davis forgets things. Why he walked into a room. Who he spoke to, and what they said. What he promised his wife he'd do. Sometimes it's too much, and the panic takes hold. But he wasn't always like this. Eight months ago, Paul was attacked - left for dead after seeing something he shouldn't have - and has been piecing his life back together ever since. During the days, therapy helps. But at night, he hears noises that no one else can. That nobody believes. Sometimes he thinks someone is in the house. Other times, the sounds are far stranger. Either he's losing his mind - or someone wants him to think he is. Or maybe something even darker is waiting downstairs...

Anonymous Noise

Anonymous Noise
Author: Ryoko Fukuyama
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9781974706105
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Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With their nationwide tour in full swing, the members of In No Hurry to Shout witness a true miracle. Unable to contain his soaring spirits, Yuzu approaches Nino... Will he finally make his move? -- VIZ Media

Noise

Noise
Author: Hal Clement
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780765308573
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Release: 2003-09-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mike Hoani journeys to the planet Kainui to study the language, culture, and evolution of the settlement, and finds an ocean world without a breathable atmosphere, and whose cities are built on artificial floating islands.

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with L vy Noise

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with L  vy Noise
Author: S. Peszat,J. Zabczyk
Pages: 419
ISBN: 9780521879897
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Release: 2007-10-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive monograph by two leading international experts; includes applications to statistical and fluid mechanics and to finance.

Electrical Noise

Electrical Noise
Author: William Ralph Bennett
Pages: 280
ISBN: WISC:89042783910
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Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Platonic Noise

Platonic Noise
Author: J. Peter Euben
Pages: 224
ISBN: 140082558X
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Release: 2009-01-10
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions of loss, mourning, and democracy--all while arguing for the redeeming qualities of political and intellectual work and making an original case against presentism. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary texts, politics, and culture, Euben reflects on a remarkable range of recent issues and controversies. He discusses Stoic cosmopolitanism and globalization, takes a critical look at Nietzsche's own efforts to make the Greeks speak to the issues of his day, examines a Greek tragedy through Hannah Arendt's eyes, compares the role of comedy in ancient Athens and contemporary America, analyzes political theory as a reaction to an acute sense of loss, and considers questions of agency and morality. Platonic Noise makes a case for reading political theory and politics through literature. Working as much through example as through explicit argument, Euben casts the literary memory of Athenian democracy as a crucial cultural resource and a presence in contemporary political and theoretical debates. In so doing, he reasserts the moral value of what we used to call participatory democracy and the practical value of seeing ourselves with the help of insights from long-gone Greeks.

Transportation Noise Bibliography

Transportation Noise Bibliography
Author: Transportation Systems Center. Technology Sharing Program Office
Pages: 90
ISBN: UIUC:30112115710342
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Low Noise Electronic Design

Low Noise Electronic Design
Author: C. D. Motchenbacher,F. C. Fitchen
Pages: 358
ISBN: UOM:39015004491851
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Release: 1973-04-13
Editor: Wiley
Language: en

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Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution
Author: Clifford R. Bragdon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781512800692
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Release: 2016-11-11
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this handbook on a growing public menace, Clifford R. Bragdon applies acoustical engineering and social science to the least understood—yet one of the most serious—environmental hazards of modern society. This book is a precision tool; it gives facts and figures, precise scientific measurements, and accurate data on what noise is, what it does, and how to combat it. The author pinpoints the noise levels—many of them illegal—of automobiles, buses, subways, airplanes, household appliances, and children's toys in numerous charts and tables and relates these data to the measurable social, physical, and psychological damage they do to human beings. He catalogues the "noise-free" claims of manufacturers of these products in an Appendix that speaks for itself. A thorough case study of an area near Philadelphia International Airport and other townships, including five hundred households, the author evaluates existing noise abatement programs on local, state, and federal levels, and finds most of them seriously inadequate. As steps toward the solution to the noise crisis, he proposes a system for rating environmental health, new approaches to community noise management, and a variety of architectural suggestions. The bibliography—probably the most complete and up-to-date source collection on the subject ever assembled—is an invaluable reference work in itself. It lists over five hundred sources, arranged in six major categories: Noise, General; Physical Effects; Psycho-Social Effects; Law; Noise Abatement; and Noise Sources. Noise Pollution is indispensable not only for the concerned citizen but for all those who can, and must, take immediate and effective action in our unquiet crisis: urban planners, architects, hospital administrators, public health officials, transportation executives, lawyers, realtors, sound engineers, manufacturers of transportation equipment and household appliances, and community leaders. It is a vital resource in dealing with the noise crisis that is destroying pleasure, lowering work performance, eroding health, causing physical injury, and even challenging basic human survival.

Aircraft Noise Abatement

Aircraft Noise Abatement
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Aeronautics and Space Technology
Pages: 1038
ISBN: UCR:31210019134699
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Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Sublime Noise

Sublime Noise
Author: Josh Epstein
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781421415246
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Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book will be of interest to scholars of Anglophone literary modernism and to musicologists interested in how music was given new literary and cultural meaning during that complex interdisciplinary period.

Quarterly Radio Noise Data

Quarterly Radio Noise Data
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112105095167
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Release: 1962-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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