• Science

Sounds in the Sea

From Ocean Acoustics to Acoustical Oceanography
Author: Herman Medwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521829502
Category: Science
Page: 643
View: 9046
Underwater acousticians and acoustical oceanographers use sound as the premier tool to determine the detailed characteristics of physical and biological bodies and processes at sea. Sounds in the Sea is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on ocean acoustics and acoustical oceanography. Chapters 1–9 provide the basic tools of ocean acoustics. The following fifteen chapters are written by many of the world's most successful ocean researchers. These chapters describe modern developments, and are divided into four sections: Studies of the Near Surface Ocean; Bioacoustical Studies; Studies of Ocean Dynamics; Studies of the Ocean Bottom. This is an invaluable textbook for any course in ocean acoustics for the physical and biological ocean sciences, and engineering. It will also serve as a reference for researchers and professionals in ocean acoustics, and an excellent introduction to the topic for scientists from related fields.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Sounds in the Sea


Author: Francine Jacobs,Jean Zallinger
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 9780688221133
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 95
View: 2961
An introduction to marine bioacoustics, the study of underwater sounds and hearing abilities of marine animals, and how man uses this knowledge.

The Sounds of Summer Sank in the Sea


Author: Melanie Lippincott Zappone
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456738569
Category:
Page: 24
View: 1629
"The Sounds of Summer Sank in the Sea" shares wonderful memories of a summer spent by the sea. Winter has come and though the fun brought by summertime begins to fade, the memories do not. The book appeals to children 2 to 5 years of age, who enjoy fun beach and summer activities.

    • Underwater acoustics

Physics of Sound in the Sea


Author: Research Analysis Group
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Underwater acoustics
Page: 546
View: 1190

The Sounds of the Sea

Song and Chorus
Author: Joseph Philbrick Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 7
View: 1426

    • Fiction

Sounds of the Sea


Author: Anne Sogorka Cook
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 075969379X
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 2991
Sounds of the Sea is a gripping novel that parallels the life of one woman with the island she has loved since she was a child. Sara Hankins lives alone in her sandcastle by the sea on the stunning barrier island, Eastwind. Sara appears to be like any aging widow, content with her past and resigned to her future, but people are like waves that break upon the shore, as similar as they seem, to two are exactly alike. Sara hides a complicated mosaic of conflicting emotions deep in her heart. Pleasant memories mix with the nagging hurt of a family estrangement; aching fear and bitterness constantly undermine her amazing strength and faith. Eastwind itself conceals within its beauty countless stories of whalers and pirates, shipwrecks and heroes, and the constant battle over development and preservation. Mother Nature prepares an unexpected gift for Sara on her eightieth birthday; a storm that promises to force all of the contrasting elements to collide. As Eastwind braces for the impending hurricane, Sara realizes she must expose and confront her tangled feelings and retrieve the calm she's lost before it's too late.

    • Science

Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography


Author: Herman Medwin,Clarence S. Clay
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080532165
Category: Science
Page: 712
View: 9414
The developments in the field of ocean acoustics over recent years make this book an important reference for specialists in acoustics, oceanography, marine biology, and related fields. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography also encourages a new generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to apply the modern methods of acoustical physics to probe the unknown sea. The book is an authoritative, modern text with examples and exercises. It contains techniques to solve the direct problems, solutions of inverse problems, and an extensive bibliography from the earliest use of sound in the sea to present references. Written by internationally recognized scientists, the book provides background to measure ocean parameters and processes, find life and objects in the sea, communicate underwater, and survey the boundaries of the sea. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography explains principles of underwater sound propagation, and describes how both actively probing sonars and passively listening hydrophones can reveal what the eye cannot see over vast ranges of the turbid ocean. This book demonstrates how to use acoustical remote sensing, variations in sound transmission, in situ acoustical measurements, and computer and laboratory models to identify the physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea. * Offers an integrated, modern approach to passive and active underwater acoustics * Contains many examples of laboratory scale models of ocean-acoustic environments, as well as descriptions of experiments at sea * Covers remote sensing of marine life and the seafloor * Includes signal processing of ocean sounds, physical and biological noises at sea, and inversions * resents sound sources, receivers, and calibration * Explains high intensities; explosive waves, parametric sources, cavitation, shock waves, and streaming * Covers microbubbles from breaking waves, rainfall, dispersion, and attenuation * Describes sound propagation along ray paths and caustics * Presents sound transmissions and normal mode methods in ocean waveguides

    • Fiction

The Sound of Waves


Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307834344
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4737
Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

    • Science

The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World


Author: Trevor Cox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324282X
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 8815
“A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”—New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Cox now revels in exotic noises—creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound’s surprising dynamics in everyday settings—from your bedroom to the opera house. The Sound Book encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.

    • Science

The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life


Author: Arthur N. Popper,Anthony Hawkins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441973117
Category: Science
Page: 695
View: 7170
The Second International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life will take place in Ireland August 15-20, 2010. The main emphasis of the conference will be on defining the current state of knowledge. However, we will also assess progress in the three years since the First conference. The Second conference will place strong emphasis on recent research results, the sharing of ideas, discussion of experimental approaches, and analysis of regulatory issues.

    • Science

Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound:

Progress Since 1994
Author: Committee to Review Results of ATOC's Marine Mammal Research Program,Ocean Studies Board,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030906886X
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 8783
Sound has become a major tool for studying the ocean. Although the ocean is relatively opaque to light, it is relatively transparent to sound. Sound having frequencies below 1,000 Hertz (Hz) is often defined as low-frequency sound. The speed of sound is proportional to the temperature of the water through which it passes. Therefore, sound speed can be used to infer the average temperature of the water volume through which sound waves have passed. The relationship between water temperature and the speed of sound is the basis for the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC) experiment. The ATOC experiment is designed to monitor the travel time of sound between sources off the coasts of Hawaii and California and several receivers around the Pacific Ocean in order to detect trends in ocean temperature and for other research and monitoring purposes. Some whales, seals, and fish use low-frequency sound to communicate and to sense their environments. For example, baleen whales and some toothed whales are known to use and respond to low-frequency sound emitted by other individuals of their species. Sharks are not known to produce low-frequency sound but are attracted to pulsed low-frequency sounds. Therefore, it is possible that human-generated low-frequency sound could interfere with the natural behavior of whales, sharks, and some other marine animals. Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound is an updated review of the National Research Council 1994 report Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals: Current Knowledge and Research Needs, based on data obtained from the MMRP and results of any other relevant research, including ONR's research program in low-frequency sound and marine mammals. This report compares new data with the research needs specified in the 1994 NRC report, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the data for answering important outstanding questions about marine mammal responses to low-frequency sound and identifies areas where gaps in our knowledge continue to exist.

    • Nature

Voices in the Ocean

A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 038553731X
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 6020
From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, we have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, feel despondent, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums, and call themselves by name. Scientists still don’t completely understand their incredibly sophisticated navigation and communication abilities, or their immensely complicated brains. While swimming off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey was surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins. It was a profoundly transporting experience, and it inspired her to embark on a two-year global adventure to explore the nature of these remarkable beings and their complex relationship to humanity. Casey examines the career of the controversial John Lilly, the pioneer of modern dolphin studies whose work eventually led him down some very strange paths. She visits a community in Hawaii whose adherents believe dolphins are the key to spiritual enlightenment, travels to Ireland, where a dolphin named as “the world’s most loyal animal” has delighted tourists and locals for decades with his friendly antics, and consults with the world’s leading marine researchers, whose sense of wonder inspired by the dolphins they study increases the more they discover. Yet there is a dark side to our relationship with dolphins. They are the stars of a global multibillion-dollar captivity industry, whose money has fueled a sinister and lucrative trade in which dolphins are captured violently, then shipped and kept in brutal conditions. Casey’s investigation into this cruel underground takes her to the harrowing epicenter of the trade in the Solomon Islands, and to the Japanese town of Taiji, made famous by the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, where she chronicles the annual slaughter and sale of dolphins in its narrow bay. Casey ends her narrative on the island of Crete, where millennia-old frescoes and artwork document the great Minoan civilization, a culture which lived in harmony with dolphins, and whose example shows the way to a more enlightened coexistence with the natural world. No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil’s Teeth contemporary classics of writing about the sea. In Voices in the Ocean, she has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Nature

Song for the Blue Ocean

Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429984263
Category: Nature
Page: 480
View: 7000
Part odyssey, part pilgrimage, this epic personal narrative follows the author's exploration of coasts, islands, reefs, and the sea's abyssal depths. Scientist and fisherman Carl Safina takes readers on a global journey of discovery, probing for truth about the world's changing seas, deftly weaving adventure, science, and political analysis.

    • Science

Physical Oceanography


Author: M. N. Hill
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017276
Category: Science
Page: 882
View: 8620

    • Biography & Autobiography

Names for the Sea

Strangers in Iceland
Author: Sarah Moss
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619022176
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 1519
Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland’s economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarah’s family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Moss explored hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters and learned to drive like an Icelander on the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She watched the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months went by, she and her family learned new ways to live. Names for the Sea is her compelling, beautiful and very funny account of living in a country poised on the edge of Europe, where modernization clashes with living folklore.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Discover Sound


Author: Pamela Hall
Publisher: Child's World
ISBN: 9781626873063
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 603
Describes how sound works, how vibrations of air cause sound waves, and how ears receive it.

    • Science

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals


Author: Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals,National Research Council,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309085365
Category: Science
Page: 204
View: 8360
For the 119 species of marine mammals, as well as for some other aquatic animals, sound is the primary means of learning about the environment and of communicating, navigating, and foraging. The possibility that human-generated noise could harm marine mammals or significantly interfere with their normal activities is an issue of increasing concern. Noise and its potential impacts have been regulated since the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Public awareness of the issue escalated in 1990s when researchers began using high-intensity sound to measure ocean climate changes. More recently, the stranding of beaked whales in proximity to Navy sonar use has again put the issue in the spotlight. Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals reviews sources of noise in the ocean environment, what is known of the responses of marine mammals to acoustic disturbance, and what models exist for describing ocean noise and marine mammal responses. Recommendations are made for future data gathering efforts, studies of marine mammal behavior and physiology, and modeling efforts necessary to determine what the long- and short-term impacts of ocean noise on marine mammals.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Life in the Ocean

The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Author: Claire A. Nivola
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466808756
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3026
Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls "the blue heart of the planet." With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia's growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author's note that will motivate young environmentalists. Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012

    • Nature

The Sea Inside


Author: Philip Hoare
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193595
Category: Nature
Page: 374
View: 7344
Navigating between human and natural history and between science and myth, chronicles the author's journey through the oceans to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts, and to seek encounters with animals and people.

    • Fiction

Big Sur


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101548819
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 3279
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards, and Radha Mitchell "Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. "Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg