Sound

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In Sound readers will discover how, from the hushed quiet of a gentle snowfall to the undersea calls of marine life to the way sound travels through our skull, different sounds make our lives fuller and more enjoyable. Special topics and areas of interest include the following: Explanations of terms and concepts such as wavelength, frequency, amplitude, decibels, sonar, and ultrasound, The different uses for sound, such as communication, navigation, and health care, What early scientists discovered about sound ...
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Overview

In Sound readers will discover how, from the hushed quiet of a gentle snowfall to the undersea calls of marine life to the way sound travels through our skull, different sounds make our lives fuller and more enjoyable. Special topics and areas of interest include the following: Explanations of terms and concepts such as wavelength, frequency, amplitude, decibels, sonar, and ultrasound, The different uses for sound, such as communication, navigation, and health care, What early scientists discovered about sound and what current scientists are investigating, Sound-related careers in such fields as entertainment, industry, engineering, and medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433995200
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Series: Physical Science
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 544,737
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
What Is Sound?     6
Properties of Sound     12
Behavior of Sound     18
Music     24
Sound and Living Things     28
Sound Technology     34
Working with Sound     40
Glossary     44
Further Information     46
Index     48
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