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Thousand mile song : whale music in a sea of sound

Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whale song is an astonishing world of sound whose existence no one suspected before the 1960s. Its discovery has forced us to confront the possibility of alien intelligence-not in outer space but right here on earth. Thoughtful, richly detailed, and deeply entertaining, Thousand Mile Song uses the enigma of whale sounds to open up whales' underwater world of sonic mystery. In observing and talking with leading  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rothenberg, David, 1962-
Thousand mile song.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2008
(OCoLC)665221389
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rothenberg
ISBN: 9780465071289 0465071287
OCLC Number: 182662572
Performer(s): Performers on CD: David Rothenberg, bass clarinet, B♭ and G clarinets, electronics ; Robert Jürjendal, guitar ; John Wieczorek, percussion ; Nils Økland, violin ; Michelle Makarski, violin ; and humpback, beluga, killer, blue, fin, minke and sperm whales.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: We didn't know, we didn't know : whale songs hit the charts --
Gonna grow fins : humans take up with whale music --
Those orcas love a groove : making music with killer whales --
To hear the dolphin call his name : how smart are they? --
Beluga do not believe in tears : Russian whale music --
The longest liquid song : humpback music and its changes --
Moby click : sperm whales got rhythm --
Thousand mile song : moanin' in the deep sound channel --
Never satisfied : getting through to a humpback whale. CD tracks: Valentine's Day, 1992 --
Never satisfied --
The far field --
Whiteness of the beast --
Duo Orcanada --
The killer --
Moby Click --
And she married a whale --
Myagostrov, in the deep --
Beluga no believe in tears --
Koholaa! --
The world's last whale.
Responsibility: David Rothenberg.
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"Globe and Mail (Canada)" "If you are at musically inclined and interested in whales and whale song, this is the book for you." "New Scientist" "Rothenberg is passionate and sincere, and there is Read more...

 
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