An award-winning visual tour of the world of sound.
Intriguing, informative, and endlessly fascinating, a book that makes visible that which we otherwise only hear and feel as vibrations: SOUND.
Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature that will appeal to inquisitive children looking to learn more about science and nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it's hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding.
“This illustrated nonfiction primer presents a compelling foray into the many aspects of sound and how it shapes the world. . . . [O]ften poetic. . . budding acousticians will find it a worthy resource.”
"Despite the ostensible topic, it’s the art and page design that occupy center stage in this large-format showcase. . . . [E]ach eye-catching scene features a mix of flat or minimally modeled images of musical instruments and other sound producers, animal or human silhouettes, and graphic representations of sonic waves, lines, bursts, or blasts. . . . Jazzy, loud illustrations command—and merit—attention . . ."
"[Sound] is a silent symphony of superlative noise. The text completely and comprehensively describes the qualities, sources, and uses of sound. . . . A joyful moment of reflection on our noisy, cacophonous world."
—School Library Journal