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Everybody Hertz

Richard Mainwaring

A voyage of discovery through the vibrations that move us, whether we can hear them or not.

Vic Tandy was a level-headed scientist, but there was no denying it: at this late hour in his lonely lab at Coventry University, he kept seeing a grey apparition out of the corner of his eye. Bathed in a cold sweat, his heart pounding in his chest, he questioned his own rational mind - could this really be a supernatural encounter? What on Earth could be sending such an eerie shudder through his body?

Strange frequencies are all around us - in fact, there may be no limit to the marvellous power of vibration. So catch a wave with musical adventurer Richard Mainwaring and take a wild ride across the keys of his infinite piano. Along the way, you'll join the quest for the world's loneliest whale, whose tragically out-of-tune song has haunted oceanographers for decades. You'll discover what strange melodies are hidden in rats' whiskers and rainbows. And you'll find out how vibrations good and bad govern more or less everything around you.


Richard Mainwaring is a performing musician, composer, TV presenter and educator. He has presented around 50 music films on the BBC's flagship magazine programme The One Show, and is a regular interviewee on musical matters on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 lunchtime show.

Category:  Popular Science, Art
ISBN:  9781788165426
Publisher:  Profile Books
On sale:  May 2022
Format:  Hardback
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