A Book of Noises: Notes on the Auraculous

    Caspar Henderson

    A Book of Noises: Notes on the Auraculous

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Caspar Henderson's books are a special kind of treasure; I struggle to think of another writer who achieves this combination of scope, intellectual rigour and deep reflection with such grace and style. Don't be deceived by the title - far from being a noisy book, this is a quiet and determined call to listen better. - Helen Jukes

A compendium of sounds from this world and beyond, from the author of A New Map of Wonders and The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

Sound 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.

Format/pages: hardback / 368 pages

ISBN: 9781783787067

Publisher: Granta Books

Year: 2023

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