Senses of Vibration: A History of the Pleasure and Pain of Sound

Senses of Vibration: A History of the Pleasure and Pain of Sound
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The study of the senses has become a rich topic in recent years. Senses of Vibration explores a wide range of sensory experience and makes a decisive new contribution to this growing field by focussing not simply on the senses as such, but on the material experience - vibration - that underpins them.

This is the first book to take the theme of vibration as central, offering an interdisciplinary history of the phenomenon and its reverberations in the cultural imaginary. It tracks vibration through the work of a wide range of writers, including physiologists (who thought vibrations in the nerves delivered sensations to the brain), physicists (who claimed that light, heat, electricity and other forms of energy were vibratory), spiritualists (who figured that spiritual energies also existed in vibratory form), and poets and novelists from Coleridge to Dickens and Wells. Senses of Vibration is a work of scholarship that cuts through a range of disciplines and will reverberate for many years to come.

Cover photograph courtesy of Andrew Davidhazy. 

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Senses of Vibration and it was written by Shelley Trower. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is Feb 23, 2012 and it has a suggested retail price of $25.95. It was published by Bloomsbury Academic and has a total of 224 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1441148639 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781441148636. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.