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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
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              White Crocodile

              White Crocodile (Paperback, Main)

              By Medina, K. T.

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              When emotionally damaged mine-clearer Tess Hardy travels to Cambodia to find out the truth behind her ex-husband's death, she doesn't know much about the country or its beliefs. On arrival, she finds that teenage mothers are going missing, while others are being found mutilated a...nd murdered.
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              ISBN 9780571310760
              Released AU 29 Jul 2015
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              A Life Like Other People's

              A Life Like Other People's (Hardback, Main)

              By Bennett, Alan

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              A memoir that offers a portrait of the author's parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra.

              ISBN 9780571248124
              Released AU 1 Oct 2009
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              Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance

              Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance (Paperback, Main)

              By Gildea, Robert

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              The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. By looking again at the constructions and interplay of the myths surrounding the resistance, the author builds a vivid and entirely new account of one of the most compelling narrat...ives of the Second World War.
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              ISBN 9780571280360
              Released AU 27 Jul 2016
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              Secrets of a Sun King

              Secrets of a Sun King (Paperback, Main)

              By Carroll, Emma

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              Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye, who lives in a flat above a shop in London, is eagerly following the story. Then Lil's grandfather is taken suddenly ill, and when a mysterious package turns up for him from the Egyptologist, Lil starts to believe there is truth to the rumours of a ...pharaoh's curse.
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              ISBN 9780571328499
              Released AU 22 Oct 2018
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              The Secret Starling

              The Secret Starling (Paperback, Main)

              By Eagle, Judith; Illustrated by Geyer, Kim

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              Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle's strict regime . But then an interfering grown-up turns up with the unwelcome news that the house is to be sold. Perhaps the mysterious ballet shoe that Stockwell the cat befriends has the answers to Clara's ...unknown past .
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              ISBN 9780571346301
              Released AU 3 Jun 2019
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              Who am I, again?

              Who am I, again? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

              By Henry, Lenny

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              A child of the Jamaican diaspora, Lenny Henry was one of seven children in a boisterous, complicated family. With honesty, tenderness and a glorious sense of humour, he conducts a jam session of memories - growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secre...ts and unashamed racism.
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              ISBN 9780571342600
              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
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              The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

              The Legend of Podkin One-Ear (Hardback, Main)

              By Larwood, Kieran

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              A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills some call the Razorback Downs... Podkin One-Ear is a legend: a fearsome warrior rabbit whose reputation for cunning and triumph in battle has travelled the ages. But how did he become such a mighty fighter? The ans...wer may surprise you...
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              ISBN 9780571328406
              Released AU 23 Nov 2016
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              Series The Five Realms
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              The Boy in the Black Suit

              The Boy in the Black Suit (Paperback, Main)

              By Reynolds, Jason

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              Matt wears a black suit every day. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can't handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad's snagging bottles of whiskey, ...Matt's snagging fifteen bucks an hour.
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              ISBN 9780571356126
              Released AU 3 Sep 2019
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              Sasha and the Wolfcub

              Sasha and the Wolfcub (Paperback, Main)

              By Jungman, Ann; Illustrated by Bordicchia, Gaia

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              One snowy winter in long-ago Russia, a young boy and a talking wolf cub meet when they both get lost and after some years, they find a way to end the animosity between the villagers and the wolves.

              ISBN 9780571337057
              Released AU 2 Dec 2019
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              Series Sasha and the Wolf
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