Submitter: We recently stumbled upon this book in our public library stacks and are unsure how this book slipped through a previous weeding project. We use the Dewey Decimal System and this book was shelved under 534: the physics of sound and acoustics. It sat right next to Issac Newton’s “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.” We find the book both hilarious and disturbing.
Holly: That subtitle! I’m not sure whistles, pops, clicks, and honks are the best way to social success. Although that thing people do when they flick their cheek and it sounds like dripping water is kind of cool, I guess. The free record included with the book is not as enticing as it once was either. There’s some good advice in the frog croak section (below): use this sound with discretion because it can be mistaken for an attack of gas. Ha!