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Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song with CD (Audio)

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Publisher Comments:

We humans have strong emotional responses to the voices of the birds. Their songs can soothe the spirit and bring joy to our lives. They can also, like Poe's raven, arouse darker feelings. Listening to their melodic notes, we wonder, are birds really making music? Are they singing only to one another, or do they sing to us too. Poets and musicians have borrowed from and celebrated the songs of birds in their work. Scientists have been inspired by bird song and analyzed it, solving some of its mysteries but leaving many others untouched. MUSIC OF THE BIRDS tells why birds sing and which are the finest singers. It celebrates the many varieties of bird song: flight songs, night songs, and dawn choruses. It explores the messages of poets and shows how to appreciate every bird song we hear, no matter how beautiful or mundane. Music of the Birds will be valuable to anyone interested in birds, from beginner to expert.

Book News Annotation:

Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and sound recordist Lang Elliot incorporates poetry and science in his account of bird song, covering such issues as why and how birds sing, the various types of song, and how to listen. The included audio compact disk presents the songs of over 70 birds. The book contains charming, intimate color photographs of birds singing their tiny hearts out.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 133) and index.

About the Author

LANG ELLIOTT is a sound recordist, writer, and photographer. He is the author of The Songs of Insects, The Songs of Wild Birds, and many other book/CD packages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618006977
Subtitle:
A Celebration of Bird Song
Author:
Elliott, Lang
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - Guides
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Bird-song
Subject:
Birdsongs
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birdsongs -- North America.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6.25 x 7.13 in 1.44 lb

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