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              Books by Greg Milner

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              Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music
               

              Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              In 1915, Thomas Edison proclaimed that he could record a live performance and reproduce it perfectly, shocking audiences who found themselves unable to tell whether what they were hearing was an Edison Diamond Disc or a flesh-and-blood musician. Today, the equation is reversed. W...hereas Edison proposed that a real performance could be rebuilt with absolute perfection, Pro Tools and digital samplers now allow musicians and engineers to create the illusion of performances that never were. In between lies a century of sonic exploration into the balance between the real and the represented. Tracing the contours of this history, Greg Milner takes us through the major breakthroughs and glorious failures in the art and science of recording. An American soldier monitoring Nazi radio transmissions stumbles onto the open yet revolutionary secret of magnetic tape. Japanese and Dutch researchers build a first-generation digital audio format and watch as their compact disc is marketed by the music industry as the second coming of Edison yet derided as heretical by analog loyalists. The music world becomes addicted to volume in the nineties and fights a self-defeating loudness war to get its fix. From Les Paul to Phil Spector to King Tubby, from vinyl to pirated CDs to iPods, Milner pulls apart musical history to answer a crucial question: Should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? The answers he uncovers will change the very way we think about music.
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              ISBN 9780865479388
              Released AU 25 May 2010
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story Of Recorded Music

              Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story Of Recorded Music (Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

              From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. This book tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our f...avorite songs, ranging from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector.
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              ISBN 9781847081407
              Released AU 23 Aug 2010
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World

              Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Our World (Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              A big-think book which tells the riveting story of GPS (Global Positioning System) and how it is affecting our brains, our technology, and our culture, in the tradition of James Gleick and Nicholas Carr.

              ISBN 9781847087096
              Released AU 28 Jun 2017
              Publisher Granta Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story Of Recorded Music

              Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story Of Recorded Music (Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              '[A] breathless, surprisingly thrilling rollercoaster ride through the history of recorded music ... a tour-de-force of fascinating anecdotes, lucidly expounded science, witty asides, stylistic verve, and page after page of "gosh, I never knew that" facts.' - Mail on Sunday

              ISBN 9781783784561
              Released AU 28 Mar 2018
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster
                

              Metallica: This Monster Lives: The Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Berlinger, Joe; Milner, Greg

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              Providing a stark and honest look at one of today's most important bands, provocative filmmaker Berlinger reveals this account of his experience filming the heavy metal band for his documentary, Some Kind of Monster. Photos.

              ISBN 9780312333126
              Released AU 1 Nov 2005
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
               

              Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              One of the most mesmerizing and exhilarating, yet alarming modern technology books ... an extraordinary tale. -Gillian Tett, Financial Times

              ISBN 9780393354362
              Released AU 12 May 2017
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
               

              Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds (Hardback)

              By Milner, Greg

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              In the tradition of The Information and The Shallows, Pinpoint tells the story of GPS and how it is affecting our brains, our technology, and our culture.

              ISBN 9780393089127
              Released AU 17 Jun 2016
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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