Audio engineering and the science of sound waves (Engineering In Action) (#0806JK7)

by Rooney, Anne

3 reviews & awards | 1 full-text review

Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2014
Price: USD 20.75
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Dewey: 621.389; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.5
AR 6.8 MG 1 164535EN; RC 9.5 4; LEX 1060L; GR V


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Paperback Crabtree Publishing Company, 2014

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Gives readers an up-close look at the technology used to build various structures around the world. Readers learn about the design process and tools used by engineers and are guided through a design challenge to create their own projects.

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From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.;What is audio engineering? -- How sound works -- Sound and hearing -- Sound and radio -- Analog and digital -- History of audio engineering -- Working in audio engineering -- Starting a project -- Trying ideas -- First attempts -- Refining the project -- Design challenge : create a soundtrack -- Into the future. Explores the science and technology of sound from sound effects in video games and movies to concerts at stadiums.

From the Publisher
From sound effects in video games and movies to surround-sound theatres, this fact-filled book explores the many ways audio engineers apply the science of sound. Readers will explore how sound travels and the characteristics of sound waves. Readers will also learn how to combine their understanding of sound science and the engineering design process to tackle a design challenge of their own.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: October 30, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Engineering in action
  • Dewey: 621.389
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-1196-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-1196-4
  • LCCN: 2013-035439
  • Follett Number: 0806JK7
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.5
  • ATOS Book Level: 6.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 164535EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 9.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 1060L
  • Guided Reading Level: V

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 03/15/14
  • Resource Links, 02/01/14
  • Science Books & Films (AAAS), 04/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (March 15, 2014 (Vol. 110, No. 14))
Grades 5-8. Books in the Engineering in Action series provide broad introductions to their respective fields in a colorfully illustrated, large-format package. A typical, rather crowded double-page spread presents a specified topic and illustrates it with two or three small photos. (Example: one ongoing theme running through many of the books is an engineer’s approach to problem solving and collaborating on projects.) The main text is augmented with related information in boxes designed to look like yellow sticky notes. While job possibilities in the field are discussed, educational requirements for various careers are not. Each book includes a design challenge that leads readers through the steps of a project such as creating a sound track, fire extinguisher, desalination device, or periscope. Audio tackles the science of sound and hearing, the differences between analog and digital signals, and the varied work of audio engineers. Solid information for engineering-minded students.

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