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Author Volcler, Juliette, author.

Title Extremely loud : sound as a weapon / Juliette Volcler ; translated from the French by Carol Volk.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2013.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  623.4 VOL    AVAILABLE
Description x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in France as Le son comme arme by Éditions La Découverte, Paris, 2011"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-185) and index.
Contents Introduction: "We don't yet know what a sonic body can do" -- "Ears don't have lids": technical aspects of hearing -- The death ray: infrasounds and low frequencies -- "Hit by a wall of air": explosions -- "Totally cut off from the known": silence and saturation -- "Hell's bells": medium-frequency sounds -- "No matter what your purpose is, you must leave": the sound of power -- Conclusion: "a passionate sound gesture."
Subject Nonlethal weapons.
Noise -- Physiological effect -- Research.
Sound -- Physiological effect -- Research.
Military weapons -- Research -- History.
Psychological torture.
Sound -- Psychological aspects.
Added Author Volk, Carol, translator.
Added Title Son comme arme. English
ISBN 9781595588739 hardback
1595588736 hardback

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