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The Resource Technology for a quieter America, Committee on Technology for a Quieter America, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

Technology for a quieter America, Committee on Technology for a Quieter America, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

Label
Technology for a quieter America
Title
Technology for a quieter America
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Technology for a Quieter America, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. At times noise can be loud enough to damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt normal living, affect sleep patterns, affect our ability to concentrate at work, interfere with outdoor recreational activities, and, in some cases, interfere with communications and even cause accidents. Clearly, exposure to excessive noise can affect our quality of life. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. Technology for a Quieter America looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences. The book also reviews the standards and regulations that govern noise levels and the federal, state, and local agencies that regulate noise for the benefit, safety, and wellness of society at large. In addition, it presents the cost-benefit trade-offs between efforts to mitigate noise and the improvements they achieve, information sources available to the public on the dimensions of noise problems and their mitigation, and the need to educate professionals who can deal with these issues. Noise emissions are an issue in industry, in communities, in buildings, and during leisure activities. As such, Technology for a Quieter America will appeal to a wide range of stakeholders: the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations. Implementation of the recommendations in Technology for a Quieter America will result in reduction of the noise levels to which Americans are exposed and will improve the ability of American industry to compete in world markets paying increasing attention to the noise emissions of products."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.740973
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD893
LC item number
.T43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Technology for a quieter America, Committee on Technology for a Quieter America, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12928
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Community noise -- Metrics for assessing environmental noise -- Control of hazardous noise -- Technology -- Standards and regulations for product noise emissions -- Cost-benefit analysis for noise control -- The role of government -- Education supply and industry demand for noise control specialist -- Public information on noise control -- Summary findings and recommendations
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 192 p.:
Isbn
9780309156325
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010037657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn665064362
  • (OCoLC)ocn680144675
Label
Technology for a quieter America, Committee on Technology for a Quieter America, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12928
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Community noise -- Metrics for assessing environmental noise -- Control of hazardous noise -- Technology -- Standards and regulations for product noise emissions -- Cost-benefit analysis for noise control -- The role of government -- Education supply and industry demand for noise control specialist -- Public information on noise control -- Summary findings and recommendations
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvii, 192 p.:
Isbn
9780309156325
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010037657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn665064362
  • (OCoLC)ocn680144675

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