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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

Paperback, 02/05/2019, £10.99
£9.89
`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...Expertly and patiently explained' The TimesWhy are human beings the only animals that can speak? We judge others - and whether we trust them - not just by their words but by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent.

Sonic Wonderland

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £10.99
£9.89
As an acoustic engineer, the author has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises - echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This title tells the story of his investigation.