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Environmental Urban Noise

Proceedings

Series: Advances in Ecological Sciences Volume: 8

Edited By: A Garcia

WIT Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #123388 | ISBN: 1853127523
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Comprehensive and up-to-date overview of urban noise, including all the fundamental aspects required to understand this important field of environmental science. Covers all the scientific, technical, economic, political and social aspects, and important repercussions for society.


Contents

Introduction. Physical Assessment And Rating Of Urban Noise: Physical Properties of Sound; Scales and Ratings; Measurement Instrumentation; Noise Surveys. Effects Of Noise On Health: Mechanisms and Types of Noise Health Effects; Sleep Disturbance by Noise; Pathological Non-Auditory Effects of Noise. Community Response To Environmental Noise: Causal Linkage between Exposure and Annoyance; Moderators of Annoyance; Community Actions Against Noise. Prediction Of Urban Noise: Sound Power and Directivity Pattern of Noise Sources; Outdoor Sound Propagation; Sources and Prediction of Urban Noise; Methods for Reducing Urban Noise; Urban Noise Evolution in Our Cities. Urban Noise Control: Road Traffic, Aircraft, and Railway Noise Control; Acoustical Insulation of Buildings; Noise Control Regulations; Economic Instruments.

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