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Noise
Title : Noise
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ISBN : 9780670034956
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272

From the well-known science commentator and bestselling author of Fuzzy Thinking comes a revelatory look at the phenomenon of noise A celebrated maverick in the world of science, Bart Kosko introduced—and continues to popularize in print and television media—the revolutionary concept of fuzzy logic. In his latest book, he provides the first scientific history of noise aimFrom the well-known science commentator and bestselling author of Fuzzy Thinking comes a revelatory look at the phenomenon of noise A celebrated maverick in the world of science, Bart Kosko introduced—and continues to popularize in print and television media—the revolutionary concept of fuzzy logic. In his latest book, he provides the first scientific history of noise aimed at the general reader. Noise is a social nuisance, a cause of deafness and high blood pressure, and an all-around annoyance. But what is noise really? As Kosko simply states, “Noise is a signal that you don’t like.” It occurs at eve


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Noise Reviews

  • Rossdavidh

    I recently finished reading "Noise", by Bart Kosko. At least, I think I finished it. The book didn't really end. It just sort of stopped.Bart Kosko is an electrical engineering professor at USC. He has written books on topics like fuzzy logic (not to be confused with wooly thinking). This book is on noise, as opposed to signal, but taken in the broad (sometimes metaphorical) sense.So, we learn about things like how "urban great tits" (sic) sing at higher minimum frequencies in urban areas, just [...]

  • Andrew Skretvedt

    (working from recent memory, the book's already gone back to the library)This title is less about the social and cultural impacts of noise as well as its evolution in our environment (although it curiously and almost boringly went on at length about law regarding nuisance, grazing even areas that weren't noise focused at all). If you what a better treatment on this, how we've grown into noisy environments as a society and how we deal with the impact of noise, I recommend "Discord: The Story of N [...]

  • penny shima glanz

    This was quite a fascinating read and I learned (in theory, I promptly forgot most of it) a ton about noise and signals and all that stuff I never bothered to study before. It’s a well written book that doesn’t scare you with the maths, sciences, ee, and whatever else was inside. I found the quotes at the start of each chapter the most fascinating.

  • Don

    Noise in all of its varietiesneuroonal, cosmological, legal concepts, electrical engineering, good noise.

  • Marwan

    It provided an interesting perspective on what exactly noise is, and how he thinks it differentiates from music. Noise is a nuisance. But not this book. I thought it was very good, so i'm going to give it a solid 4 stars.

  • Stephen

    Extraordinarily interesting subject matter, rather clumsily explained. He either spends too much time explaining simple concepts, or blasting through college courses in a paragraph. Gets 4 stars for doing what all nonfiction should: taught me some and inspired me to learn more

  • Alexi Parizeau

    This was a great attempt to bridge academic writing with popular science. It definitely challenges the reader to keep up (especially if you take in all the End Notes). I also appreciated the author's own voice coming through.

  • Cheryl

    Not engaging to me. Doesn't seem to be headed to any point that needs so many pages to discuss.