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CD ROM: Scientific Papers by Lord Rayleigh publshed from 1869-1919


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Acoustical Design of Music Education Facilities
Acoustical Design of Theatres for Drama Performance: 1985-2010
Acoustical Designing in Architecture
Acoustical Measurements
Acoustics
Acoustics - An Introduction to its Physical Principles and Applications
Acoustics, Elasticity and Thermodynamics of Porous Media: Twenty-One Papers by M. A. Biot
Acoustics of Auditoriums in Public Buildings
Acoustics of Worship Spaces
Aeroacoustics of Flight Vehicles: Theory and Practice
ASA Edition of Speech and Hearing in Communication
Collected Papers on Acoustics
Concert Halls and Opera Houses--Music, Acoustics and Architecture
Crystal Acoustics
Deaf Architects & Blind Acousticians?
The Ear as a Communication Receiver
Electroacoustics: The Analysis of Transduction, and its Historical Background
Elements of Acoustics
Experiments in Hearing
The Foundations of Acoustics
Halls for Music Performance: Another Two Decades of Experience, 1982--2002
Halls for Music Performance: Two Decades of Experience, 1962-1982
Handbook of Acoustical Measurements and Noise Control, Third Edition
Hearing: Its Psychology and Physiology
Nonlinear Acoustics by Robert T. Beyer
Nonlinear Acoustics by Mark F. Hamilton and David T. Blackstock
Nonlinear Underwater Acoustics
Ocean Acoustics
Origins in Acoustics
Papers in Speech Communication
Propagation of Sound in the Ocean
Research Papers in Violin Acoustics 1975-1993
Riding the Waves
The Sabines at Riverbank
Sonics, Techniques for the Use of Sound and Ultrasound in Engineering and Science
Sound Ideas [Acoustical Consulting at BBN and Acentech]
Sound, Structures, and Their Interaction
Theatres for Drama Performance: Recent Experience in Acoustical Design
Thermoacoustics
Vibration and Sound
Vibration of Plates
Vibration of Shells


CD ROM: Scientific Papers by Lord Rayleigh publshed from 1869-1919

    John William Strutt

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    The CD contains over 440 papers covering topics on sound, mathematics, general mechanics, hydrodynamics, optics, and properties of gasses. Files are in pdf format and readable with Adobe Acrobat® reader.

    Price: ASA members $40; Nonmembers $70


Acoustical Design of Music Education Facilities

    Edward R. McCue and Richard H. Talaske, Eds.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Plans, photographs, and descriptions of fifty music education facilities from around the world, with supplementary explanatory text and essays on the design process. 236 pp paper 1990.

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Acoustical Design of Theatres for Drama Performance: 1985-2010

    David T. Bradley, Erica E. Ryherd, and Michelle C. Vigeant, Eds.

    Descriptions, color images, and technical and acoustical data of 130 drama theatres from around the world, with an acoustics overview, glossary, and essays reflecting on the theatre design process. 334 pp, hardcover 2010.

    Price: ASA members $45; Nonmembers $60


Acoustical Designing in Architecture

    Vern O. Knudsen and Cyril M. Harris

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A comprehensive, nonmathematical treatment of architectural acoustics, this volume covers general principles of acoustical designing with specific applications. 408 pp paper 1980 (originally published 1950).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Acoustical Measurements

    Leo L. Beranek

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Completely revised edition of a classic text with more than half the pages and chapters revised or completely rewritten to cover new developments in acoustical instruments and measurement procedures. 841 pp hardcover 1989 (originally published 1948).

    Price: ASA members $38; Nonmembers $61


Acoustics

    Leo L. Beranek

    Table of Contents and Preface

    An indispensable source of practical acoustical concepts and theory, with information on microphones, loudspeakers and speaker enclosures, room acoustics, and acoustical applications of electro-mechanical circuit theory. 491 pp hardcover 1986 (originally published 1954).

    Price: ASA members $28; Nonmembers $48


Acoustics - An Introduction to its Physical Principles and Applications

    Allan D. Pierce

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A textbook introducing the physical principles and theoretical basis of acoustics, concentrating on concepts and points of view that have proven useful in applications such as noise control, underwater sound, architectural acoustics, audio engineering, nondestructive testing, remote sensing, and medical ultrasonics. Supplemented by problems and their answers. 678 pp hardcover 1989 (originally published 1981).

    Price: ASA members $33; Nonmembers $54


Acoustics, Elasticity and Thermodynamics of Porous Media: Twenty-One Papers by M. A. Biot

    Ivan Tolstoy, Ed.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    This collection of reprint articles presents Biot's theory of porous media with applications to acoustic wave propagation, dissipation, geophysics, seismology, soil mechanics, the strength of porous materials, and viscoelasticity. 272 pp hardcover 1991.

    Price: ASA members $28; Nonmembers $48


Acoustics of Auditoriums in Public Buildings

    Leonid I. Makrinenko, translated by R. S. Ratner, edited by John S. Bradley

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Developments resulting from studies of building physics are presented in this book which attempts to elucidate problems related to acoustical quality in halls of public buildings in terms of the current state of the art in architectural acoustics. Acoustical properties of spaces are discussed and methods of evaluating the acoustical quality of spaces for speech and musical problems are analyzed. Much attention is paid to the methods of the acoustical design of auditoriums including scale modeling. Examples of acoustical solutions carried out in full-scale halls are given. 172 pp hardcover 1994 (originally published 1986).

    Price: ASA members $38; Nonmembers $61


Acoustics of Worship Spaces

    David Lubman and Ewart A. Wetherill, Eds.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Drawings, photographs, and accompanying data of existing worship houses provide vital information on problems and answers concerning the acoustical design of chapels, churches, mosques, temples, and synagogues. 91 pp paper 1985.

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Aeroacoustics of Flight Vehicles: Theory and Practice

    Harvey H. Hubbard, Ed.

    Table of Contents to Volumes 1 and 2 and Preface

    This two-volume set is oriented toward flight vehicles and emphasizes the underlying concepts of noise generation, propagation, predicting and control. Volume 1 included ten chapters that relate directly to the sources of flight vehicle noise such as Propeller and Propfan Noise, Rotor Noise, Turbomachinery Noise, Jet Noise Classical Theory and Experiment, and Sonic Boom. Volume 2 contains eight chapters that relate to flight vehicle noise control and operations such as Human Response to Aircraft Noise, Atmospheric Propagation, Jet Noise Suppression, and Interior Noise. Vol. 1 589 pp/Vol.2 426 pp hardcover 1994 (originally published 1991).

    Price per 2-vol set: ASA members $58; Nonmembers $87


ASA Edition of Speech and Hearing in Communication

    Harvey Fletcher; Jont B. Allen, Ed.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Summary of Harvey Fletcher's 33 years of acoustics work at Bell Labs. A new introduction, index and complete bibliography of Fletcher's work are important additions to this classic volume. 487 pp hardcover 1995 (originally published 1953).

    Price: ASA members $40; Nonmembers $64


Collected Papers on Acoustics

    Wallace Clement Sabine

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Classic work on acoustics for architects and acousticians. 304 pp hardcover 1993 (originally published 1921).

    Price: ASA members $28; Nonmembers $48


Concert Halls and Opera Houses--Music, Acoustics and Architecture

    Leo L. Beranek

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Contains over 200 photographs and architectural drawings of 100 concert halls and opera houses in 31 countries with rank ordering of 79 halls and houses according to acoustical quality. 653 pp., hardcover, 2003

    Price: ASA members: $50; Nonembers $79


Crystal Acoustics

    M.J.P. Musgrave

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Intended for use by physicists and engineers who study stress-wave propagation in anisotropic media and crystals. 406 pp, hardcover (originally published 1970).

    Price: ASA members: $34; Nonembers $55


Deaf Architects & Blind Acousticians?

    Robert E. Apfel

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A primer for the student, the architect and the planner for incorporating the acoustical environment into an overall design plan.

    Price: ASA members: $22; Nonembers $40


The Ear as a Communication Receiver

    Eberhard Zwicker and Richard Feldtkeller. Translated by Hannes Müsch, Søren Buus and Mary Florentine

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Das Ohr als Nachrichtenempfänger, the original title of this classic text, was published in 1967. Today, more than 40 years later, the Acoustical Society of America makes available this English translation.

    The Ear as a Communication Receiver is written as a textbook that is aimed at communication engineers and sensory psychologists alike. Over the years it also has proven to be an often-cited reference for researchers and engineers in the fields of hearing science and communication technology. The book is respected for its comprehensive coverage of the excitation pattern model and loudness calculation schemes. It is an excellent source of experimental data, which are presented in 217 figures. 297 pp. hardcover, 1999 (original publication 1967)

    Price: ASA members: $50; Nonmembers $80


Electroacoustics: The Analysis of Transduction, and its Historical Background

    Frederick V. Hunt

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A comprehensive analysis of the conceptual development of electroacoustics including the origins of echo ranging, the crystal oscillator, the evolution of the dynamic loudspeaker, and electromechanical coupling. 260 pp paper 1982 (originally published 1954).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Elements of Acoustics

    Samuel Temkin

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Treatment of acoustics as a branch of fluid mechanics. Main topics covered include propagatin in uniform fluids at rest, transmission and rflection pheonmena, attenuation and dispersion, and emission. 515 pages, hardcover 2001 (originally published 1981)

    Price: ASA members $30; Nonmembers $55


Experiments in Hearing

    Georg von Békésy

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A classic in the literature on hearing containing some of the vital roots of contemporary auditory knowledge. 760 pp paper 1989 (originally published 1960).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


The Foundations of Acoustics

    Eugen Skydrzyk

    Table of Contents and Preface

    An advanced treatment of the mathematical and physical foundations of acoustics by one of the field's preeminent professors. Topics include integral transforms and Fourier analysis, signal processing, probability and statistics, solutions to the wave equation in cartesian, cylindrical, spherical and spheroidal coordinates, radiation and diffraction of sound, self and mutual radiation impedance. 790 pp. hardcover 2008(originally published 1971)

    Price: ASA members $60; Nonmembers $85


Halls for Music Performance: Another Two Decades of Experience, 1982-2002


Halls for Music Performance: Two Decades of Experience, 1962-1982

    Richard H. Talaske, Ewart A. Wetherill, William J. Cavanaugh, Eds.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    With drawings, photographs, and technical and physical data on eighty halls, this volume examines the new standards of quality and technical capabilities of performing arts facilities. 192 pp paperback 1982.

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Handbook of Acoustical Measurements and Noise Control, Third Edition

    Cyril M. Harris, Editor

    Table of Contents and Preface

    An important reference for professionals, educators and technicians working in the field of acoustics, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of noise control and measuring instruments. Contains over 50 chapters written by top experts in the field.

    Price: ASA members $56; Nonmembers $85


Hearing: Its Psychology and Physiology

    Stanley Smith Stevens and Hallowell Davis

    Table of Contents and Preface

    This volume leads readers from the fundamentals of the psychophysiology of hearing to a complete understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear, including the relationship between stimulus and sensation. 512 pp paper 1983 (originally published 1938).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Nonlinear Acoustics

    Robert T. Beyer

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A concise overview of the depth and breath of nonlinear acoustics with an appendix containing references to new developments. 452 pp hardcover 1997 (originally published in 1974)

    Price: ASA members $45; Nonmembers $70


Nonlinear Acoustics

    Mark F. Hamilton and David T. Blackstock

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Research monograph and reference for scientists and engineers, and textbook for a graduate course in nonlinear acoustics. Presented as 15 chapters written by leading experts in the field.

    455 pp, hardcover 2008 (originally published 1997)

    Price: ASA members $45; Nonmembers $70


Nonlinear Underwater Acoustics

    B. K. Novikov, O. V. Rudenko, V. I. Timoshenko. Translated by Robert T. Beyer.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Applies the basic theory of nonlinear acoustic propagation to directional sound sources and receivers, including design monographs and construction details of parametric arrays used in laboratory tanks and test stations, precision sonars, fish detectors, and apparatus for geolocation and acoustic cartography. 272 pp paper 1987.

    Price: ASA members $34; Nonmembers $54


Ocean Acoustics

    Ivan Tolstoy and Clarence S. Clay.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Presents the theory of sound propagation in the ocean and compares the theoretical predictions with experimental data. Updated with additional reprints of papers by the authors supplementing and clarifying the material in the original edition. 381 pp paper 1987 (originally published 1966).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Origins in Acoustics

    Frederick V. Hunt

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A history of acoustics from antiquity to the time of Isaac Newton, this volume surveys sources beginning with the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and documents experiments and observations by scholars from the Arab world during the Dark Ages and by pre-Newtonian scientists in Europe. 224 pp hardcover 1987 (originally published 1966).

    Price: ASA members $19; Nonmembers $35


Papers in Speech Communication

    Three-volume series containing reprint papers charting four decades of progress in understanding the nature of human speech production and perception, and in applying this knowledge to problems of speech processing. Contains important papers from a wide range of journals from such fields as engineering, linguistics, physics, psychology, and speech and hearing science.

    Speech Production

    Raymond D. Kent, Bishnu S. Atal, Joanne L. Miller, Eds. 880 pp hardcover 1991.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Speech Perception (Out of Print)

    Joanne L. Miller, Raymond D. Kent, Bishnu S. Atal, Eds. 874 pp hardcover 1991.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Speech Processing

    Bishnu S. Atal, Raymond D. Kent, Joanne L. Miller, Eds. 672 pp hardcover 1991.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Price: ASA members $38 ea.; Nonmembers $61 ea.,


Propagation of Sound in the Ocean

    J. Lamar Worzel, Maurice Ewing, C.L. Pekeris

    Table of Contents

    Price: ASA members $37; Nonmembers $60


Research Papers in Violin Acoustics 1973-1995

    Carleen M. Hutchins

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A sequel to the "Benchmark" volumes in violin acoustics, this two-volume set provides a body of knowledge bringing the whole field of violin acoustics up to date.

    Price: ASA members $120; Nonmembers $170


Riding the Waves

    Leo Beranek

    Table of Contents and Preface

    A life in Sound, Science and Industry. A Memoir: Leo Beranek
    Spring 2008, 312 pp., 24 b&w photos, 3 illus., cloth covered

    Price: ASA members $20; Nonmembers $36


The Sabines at Riverbank

    John W. Kopec

    Table of Contents and Preface

    The history of Riverbank Laboratories and the role of the Sabines (Wallace Clement, Paul Earls and Hale Johnson) in the science of architectural acoustics. 210 pp hardcover 1997

    Price: ASA members $19; Nonmembers $35


Sonics, Techniques for the Use of Sound and Ultrasound in Engineering and Science

    Theodor F. Hueter and Richard H. Bolt

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Classic work originally published in 1954. 456 pp hardcover 2000

    Price: ASA members $30; Nonmembers $55


Sound Ideas [Acoustical Consulting at BBN and Acentech]


Sound, Structures, and Their Interaction

    Miguel C. Junger and David Feit

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Covers theoretical acoustics, structural vibrations, and the interaction of elastic structures with an ambient acoustic medium. 451 pp hardcover 1993 (originally published 1972).

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Theatres for Drama Performance: Recent Experience in Acoustical Design

    Richard H. Talaske and Richard E. Boner, Eds.

    Table of Contents and Preface

    Plans, photographs, and descriptions of recent theatre designs by acoustical consultants from North America and abroad, supplemented by essays on theatre design and an extensive bibliography. 167 pp paper 1987.

    Price: ASA members $23; Nonmembers $41


Thermoacoustics

    Gregory W. Swfit

    Table of Contents and Preface

    This textbook brings a unifying thermoacoustics perspective to heat engines and refrigerators that depend on powerful oscillating pressure and oscillating flow along a temperture gradient. Includes a CD ROM with animations and DELTAE and its User's Guide. 300 pp softcover 2002 .

    Price: ASA members $50; Nonmembers $80


Vibration and Sound

    Philip M. Morse

    Table of Contents and Preface

    This publication provides students and professionals with the broad spectrum of acoustics theory, including wave motion, radiation problems, the propagation of sound waves, and transient phenomena. 468 pp hardcover 1981 (originally published 1936).

    Price: ASA members $28; Nonmembers $48


Vibration of Plates

    353 pp hardcover 1993 (originally published 1969).

Table of Contents and Prefaces

Vibration of Shells

    428 pp hardcover 1993 (originally published 1973).

Table of Contents and Preface

    Arthur W. Leissa

    Monographs dedicated to the organization and summarization of knowledge existing in the field of continuum vibrations.

    Price: ASA members $28 each, $50 for two-volume set; Nonmembers $48 each, $74 for two-volume set.


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