Noise awareness throughout all facets of today’s life makes it vital for engineers in all fields to take the control of noise to account. Noise Reduction provides engineers of every technical discipline with the understanding and practical approaches or the control and reduction of noise over a wide spectrum of noise problems. The book proceeds in gradual steps from the elementary beginnings to the advanced aspects in each application. It contains numerical examples and several hundred references. This 750 page book is a classic in its field and has been written by a score of noise control experts. Noise reduction is as useful now as when first published in 1960 under the editorship of Leo Beranek, the most influential acoustic engineer of our time. In fact, Dr. Beranek wrote and updated preface for this edition along with an Editor’s Bibliography that presents his personal recommendations of books for your acoustics library. To the general engineer who is not a noise expert, this book will help avoid noise problems before they develop and will be of great assistance in solving problems if they should arise.