Books David Owen Books by David Owen David Owen has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Digital Culture Travel Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about David Owen Cover detail of Volume Control, by David Owen. Penguin Random House hide caption toggle caption Penguin Random House Shots - Health News From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears Fresh Air November 5, 2019 Volume Control author David Owen says our ears largely evolved in a far quieter time than the one we currently live in. He warns that the ambient noises that surround us pose a threat to our hearing. From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears Listen · 37:02 37:02 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/776242285/776396463" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Where The Water Goes' Is Effortlessly Engaging — And Also Scary April 11, 2017 In Where the Water Goes, David Owen uses the history of the Colorado River to lay out the immense complexity of America's water situation, reminding us that both water and time are finite resources. Review Book Reviews Going Green: What Cities Can Teach The Country September 23, 2009 David Owen is going to generate heat with Green Metropolis, his provocative manifesto that inverts sacred environmental assumptions. The book mounts a passionate, fact-studded case for the green advantages of Manhattan-style urban density.