Books Received | Published:

Our Book Shelf

Nature volume 20, page 480 | Download Citation



SINCE the publication, some five and twenty years ago, of Helmholtz's great work on musical acoustics, the study of the nature of sound has become popular. The ordinary phenomena of hearing must interest every one; but it is to the thoughtful student of music that the subject presents its chief attractions. We cannot imagine any intelligent musician who will not be desirous to know something of the foundation of the wonderful fabric he has to deal with, and to learn how the principles of science bear on the practice of the art.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing