Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - 135 Seiten
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.
 

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This book is about the beauty of birdsong, and the singing habits of the birds. It is not a guide to song identification. It discusses some birdsongs and the CD has some birdsongs but the author did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Abschnitt 1
8
Abschnitt 2
9
Abschnitt 3
11
Abschnitt 4
18
Abschnitt 5
23
Abschnitt 6
26
Abschnitt 7
31
Abschnitt 8
49
Abschnitt 11
71
Abschnitt 12
89
Abschnitt 13
99
Abschnitt 14
107
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111
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115
Abschnitt 17
122
Abschnitt 18
124

Abschnitt 9
65
Abschnitt 10
69

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Über den Autor (1999)

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.

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