The Power of Tranquility in a Very Noisy World (Hardcover)
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You’ve decluttered your personal space, now it’s time to tidy up your soundscape.
At a time when noise and chaos compete for every moment of our attention, noted author, musician, and naturalist, Dr. Bernie Krause, introduces us to methods for turning down the clatter in our lives, restoring a sense of contentment, and reclaiming the calm.
Just as some influencers inspire us to tidy up household clutter, The Power of Tranquility in a Very Noisy World takes personal organization a step further – into the sonic realm. Bioacoustician, Bernie Krause, shares healthful tips that identify and reduce the damaging aural assaults that besiege us – incoherent dissonance that impacts our health more than we may realize. With his reassuring guidance, you will be able to fine-tune your surroundings, improve your sense of wellness, reduce anxiety, and restore a sense of inner peace and productivity to your own acoustic space.
The Power of Tranquility in a Very Noisy World is a revelatory and powerful book. Thoroughly researched and accessibly crafted, it’s today’s best quiet guide – directing you from a debris field of noise into a more tranquil, connected, and resonant life.
About the Author
Dr. Bernie Krause is both a musician and a naturalist. During the 1950s and 60s, he devoted himself to music. Along with his music partner, Paul Beaver, he introduced the Moog synthesizer to pop music and film. They performed on over 135 major film scores along with artists such as George Harrison, Van Morrison, and The Doors. For over 40 years, Krause has traveled the world recording and archiving the sounds of over 15,000 species, from creatures and environments large and small. He is the author of The Great Animal Orchestra. He lives in California.
"Big ears–in oriental Buddhism, they indicate wisdom. They, or the people they are attached to, learn from listening. For a long time, Bernie Krause has been teaching us how to listen to the world to better understand what’s going on and what we are doing to it. In this book, his ‘yoga for the ears’ gives us a fresh way of understanding how deeply sound affects us and the importance of finding tranquility–that less gives more."—Peter Gabriel, Musician