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Why birds sing : a journey through the mystery of bird song

Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A beautiful and surprising exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and baffling: the mystery of why birds sing.
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Genre/Form: Songs and music
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rothenberg
ISBN: 0465071368 9780465071364 046507135X 9780465071357
OCLC Number: 66280108
Notes: Originally published: 2005. With new afterword and CD.
The CD contains 12 pieces created by the author, and performed by him on the clarinet and by Michael Pestel on the flute.
Description: xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Contents: You make my heart sing --
To drink the sound --
She likes it --
The song machine --
Your tune or mine? --
Rhythm and detail --
The canary's new brain --
Listen with the mockingbird --
The opposite of time --
Becoming a bird.
Responsibility: David Rothenberg.
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"Sudden Music is a cross between Miles Davis and Arne Naess, Philip Glass, and Gary Snyder, Brian Eno and Henry David Thoreau, John Cage and James Lovelock."

 
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