This new work by authors from four disciplines (bio- technology, engineering, economics and anthropology) and three countries (USA, France and UK) provides a critical analysis of the scientific literature. The book is comprehensive in approach: it considers sources of noise from snowcats to stamping machines, from kitchen mixers to supersonic aircraft. The authors consider the following remedies: engineering solutions such as machine quietening; the social and economic policy instruments (taxes, subsidies, laws); the need to promote such solutions and, at a different level, the associated, and necessarily political, decision-making process. Consideration of such questions leads to the clear conclusion that the technological aspects of noise pollution are inseparable from the political and economic ones. The book raises searching questions about the role of value judgments in the apparently objective analysis of socio-technological issues.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Bugliarello, G
    • Alexandre, A
    • Barnes, J
    • Wakstein, C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 475 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM