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

Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A musician and philosopher explores the science and art of bird song in a quest to determine if birds sing for other than sexual or territorial purposes.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rothenberg
ISBN: 046507135X 9780465071357 0739467107 9780739467107
OCLC Number: 57557354
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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A beautiful and surprising exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and baffling: the mystery of why birds sing  Read more...

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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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