Why Birds Sing

Why Birds Sing

A Journey Into the Mystery of Bird Song

Author:
David Rothenberg
ISBN:
9780465071364
ISBN10:
0465071368
Publisher:
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
Publication date:
2006-04-03
Illustrated:
No
Size:
0x0x0 mm
Weight:
426 gram

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The astonishing richness of birdsong is both an aesthetic and a scientific mystery. Evolutionists have never been able to completely explain why birdsong is so inventive and why many species devote so many hours to singing. The standard explanations of defending territories and attracting mates don't begin to account for the variety and energy that the commonest birds exhibit. Is it possible that birds sing because they like to? This seemingly naive explanation is starting to look more and more like the truth. Why Birds Sing is a lyric exploration of birdsong that blends the latest scientific research with a deep understanding of musical beauty and form. Drawing on conversations with neuroscientists, ecologists, and composers, it is the first book to investigate the elusive question of why birds sing and what their song means to both avian and human ears. Whether playing his clarinet with the whitecrested laughing thrush in Pittsburgh, or jamming in the Australian winter breeding grounds of the Albert's lyrebird, Rothenberg immerses himself in the heart and soul of birdsong. He approaches the subject as a naturalist, philosopher, musician, and investigator. An intimate look at the mostlovely of natural phenomena, Why Birds Sing is a beautifully written exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and profoundly alien.


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Title:
Why Birds Sing
ISBN:
9780465071364
ISBN-10:
0465071368
Author:
David Rothenberg

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