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Author : Daniel Kahneman,Olivier Sibony,Cass R. Sunstein
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 429 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-18
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780316451383


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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones—"a tour de force” (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions. Packed with original ideas, and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it.

Thunder and the Noise Storms

Author : Jeffrey Ansloos,Shezza Ansloos
Publisher : Annick Press
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-12
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781773215600


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When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead. Kids laughing, sneakers squeaking, balls bouncing—for Thunder, the sounds of the school day often brew into overwhelming noise storms. But when Thunder’s mosom asks him what he hears on an urban nature walk, Thunder starts to understand how sounds like bird wings flapping and rushing water can help him feel calm and connected. Gentle, inviting illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley emphasize Mosom’s lessons about the healing power of the world around us.

White Noise

Author : Don DeLillo
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1999-06-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781440674471


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A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

The Infinite Noise

Author : Lauren Shippen
Publisher : Tor Teen
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2019-09-24
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250297525


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Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions. Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond “typical.” Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist—who seems to know a lot more than she lets on—and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be. “What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?” (Vox on The Bright Sessions) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Noise

Author : James Patterson,J. D. Barker
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 382 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2021-08-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316499897


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In this cinematic thriller set in the Pacific Northwest, two sisters fight for survival after a natural disaster. In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse . . .

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with Lévy Noise

Author : S. Peszat,J. Zabczyk
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2007-10-11
Category : Mathematics
ISBN : 9780521879897


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Comprehensive monograph by two leading international experts; includes applications to statistical and fluid mechanics and to finance.

Platonic Noise

Author : J. Peter Euben
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2009-01-10
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781400825585


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Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions of loss, mourning, and democracy--all while arguing for the redeeming qualities of political and intellectual work and making an original case against presentism. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary texts, politics, and culture, Euben reflects on a remarkable range of recent issues and controversies. He discusses Stoic cosmopolitanism and globalization, takes a critical look at Nietzsche's own efforts to make the Greeks speak to the issues of his day, examines a Greek tragedy through Hannah Arendt's eyes, compares the role of comedy in ancient Athens and contemporary America, analyzes political theory as a reaction to an acute sense of loss, and considers questions of agency and morality. Platonic Noise makes a case for reading political theory and politics through literature. Working as much through example as through explicit argument, Euben casts the literary memory of Athenian democracy as a crucial cultural resource and a presence in contemporary political and theoretical debates. In so doing, he reasserts the moral value of what we used to call participatory democracy and the practical value of seeing ourselves with the help of insights from long-gone Greeks.

Transportation Noise Bibliography

Author : Transportation Systems Center. Technology Sharing Program Office
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Noise
ISBN : UIUC:30112115710342


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The Signal and the Noise

Author : Nate Silver
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2012-09-27
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781101595954


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UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

Noise Pollution

Author : Clifford R. Bragdon
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2016-11-11
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781512800692


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In this handbook on a growing public menace, Clifford R. Bragdon applies acoustical engineering and social science to the least understood—yet one of the most serious—environmental hazards of modern society. This book is a precision tool; it gives facts and figures, precise scientific measurements, and accurate data on what noise is, what it does, and how to combat it. The author pinpoints the noise levels—many of them illegal—of automobiles, buses, subways, airplanes, household appliances, and children's toys in numerous charts and tables and relates these data to the measurable social, physical, and psychological damage they do to human beings. He catalogues the "noise-free" claims of manufacturers of these products in an Appendix that speaks for itself. A thorough case study of an area near Philadelphia International Airport and other townships, including five hundred households, the author evaluates existing noise abatement programs on local, state, and federal levels, and finds most of them seriously inadequate. As steps toward the solution to the noise crisis, he proposes a system for rating environmental health, new approaches to community noise management, and a variety of architectural suggestions. The bibliography—probably the most complete and up-to-date source collection on the subject ever assembled—is an invaluable reference work in itself. It lists over five hundred sources, arranged in six major categories: Noise, General; Physical Effects; Psycho-Social Effects; Law; Noise Abatement; and Noise Sources. Noise Pollution is indispensable not only for the concerned citizen but for all those who can, and must, take immediate and effective action in our unquiet crisis: urban planners, architects, hospital administrators, public health officials, transportation executives, lawyers, realtors, sound engineers, manufacturers of transportation equipment and household appliances, and community leaders. It is a vital resource in dealing with the noise crisis that is destroying pleasure, lowering work performance, eroding health, causing physical injury, and even challenging basic human survival.

Aircraft Noise Abatement

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Aeronautics and Space Technology
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 2022 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1974
Category : Airplanes
ISBN : UCR:31210019134699


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Sublime Noise

Author : Josh Epstein
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 381 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2014-12-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781421415246


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What is the significance of noise in modernist music and literature? When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, the crowd rioted in response to the harsh dissonance and jarring rhythms of its score. This was noise, not music. In Sublime Noise, Josh Epstein examines the significance of noise in modernist music and literature. How—and why—did composers and writers incorporate the noises of modern industry, warfare, and big-city life into their work? Epstein argues that, as the creative class engaged with the racket of cityscapes and new media, they reconsidered not just the aesthetic of music but also its cultural effects. Noise, after all, is more than a sonic category: it is a cultural value judgment—a way of abating and categorizing the sounds of a social space or of new music. Pulled into dialogue with modern music’s innovative rhythms, noise signaled the breakdown of art’s autonomy from social life—even the “old favorites” of Beethoven and Wagner took on new cultural meanings when circulated in noisy modern contexts. The use of noise also opened up the closed space of art to the pressures of publicity and technological mediation. Building both on literary cultural studies and work in the “new musicology,” Sublime Noise examines the rich material relationship that exists between music and literature. Through close readings of modernist authors, including James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E. M. Forster, and Ezra Pound, and composers, including George Antheil, William Walton, Erik Satie, and Benjamin Britten, Epstein offers a radically contemporary account of musical-literary interactions that goes well beyond pure formalism. This book will be of interest to scholars of Anglophone literary modernism and to musicologists interested in how music was given new literary and cultural meaning during that complex interdisciplinary period.

Noise and Hearing

Author : Charles D. Yaffe,United States. Public Health Service. Division of Occupational Health,Herbert H. Jones
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 90 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1961
Category : Audiometry
ISBN : UOM:39015072179099


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The relationship of changes in hearing acuity to long-term exposure to industrial noise was studied in Federal penitentiaries during the period 1953-59 by the Division of Occupational Health of the U.S Public Health Service. The workers studied were employed in textile mills; wood products and sheet metal products manufacturing; brush, shoe, and clothing factories; and printing. Overall noise levels in these operations ranged from approximately 75 to 110 decibels. Men employed in these plants had their hearing tested periodically. A group of approximately 600 men was maintained during the course of the study. Since replacements were made to take care of turnover, data were collected on 1, 952 different individuals during the study. Of these, 1,070 had preemployment audiograms. Approximately 12,000 men had their hearing tested at the time of admission to the penitentiaries. Findings are compared with four well-known proposed sets of criteria. For hearing conservation purposes the findings are in agreement with the recommendations of the Subcommittee on Noise of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Air Force Regulation 160-3. In general, the damage risk criteria proposed by Rosenblith and Stevens for Broad band noise are also confirmed. The theory that narrow band noise requires more stringent criteria is not substantiated by the findings of these studies. Approximately half of commonly encountered industrial noise would be classed as narrow band by this definition. The lower limit of 50 sones per octave band does not always provide sufficient protection.

Airport Noise Abatement Planning

Author : United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 11 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Airplanes
ISBN : UCBK:C101764640


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Electrical Noise

Author : William Ralph Bennett
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1960
Category : Electric circuits
ISBN : WISC:89042783910


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