A professor of acoustic engineering, Trevor Cox has appeared on the Discovery and National Geographic channels, produced seventeen BBC radio documentaries, and holds the Guinness Record for discovering the world's "Longest Echo." He lives in Manchester, England.
[A] fun but thoroughly detailed scientific tour through some of the
world's aural gems. Sounds like music to our ears.
Cox's enthusiasm for his specialty is contagious...I'll now be keeping my ears wide open.
In this riveting ear-opener, Trevor Cox describes in lyrical detail a range of sonic events and new ways of listening that can only brighten our experience of the acoustic world around us. A must-read for sound-lovers of all stripes.--Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra
This small encyclopedia of strange sounds reveals how much art there is in the act of listening. Reading it made my ears more mindful.--Adam Gopnik
Turns up the volume on...sonic oddities.