Monthly Archives: August 2012

More on Sensory History and sound in novels

The other week I mentioned the field of sensory history, and the work of Mark Smith. This week I found another of his articles in the Journal of Social History in 2007, in which he argues for an increase in … Continue reading

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Air Conditioners and George Michelsen Foy’s book

Air conditioners and George Michelsen Foy’s book I am away from home this week, which means I have been in airplanes and am staying in a hotel room. Ever noticed how loud airplanes are when you are inside them?  You … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces I have only a few tidbits for today’s post. Yesterday there was news about Tommy Lee.  Yes, that Tommy Lee (of Motley Crue fame and Pamela Anderson fame).  Tommy is worried that his music is hurting killer … Continue reading

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Noise and Hospitals

Noise and Sports Update:  The velodrome at the Olympics is a very noisy and loud place.  Read this piece about the 140 dB level! (Thanks to MJB for the lead.) Noise in hospitals Having just come back from seeing my … Continue reading

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