By Simon Barnes
Studying birdsong isn't just how to develop into a greater bird-spotter. it really is tuning in: a manner of listening to the soundtrack of the planet earth... Why do birds sing? What are they attempting to say? Birdsong isn't just approximately traditional historical past. it's also approximately our historical past. We bought melody from the birds as we obtained rhythm from the womb. Birds are our track: they train us to specific emotion and wonder in sound. the 1st tools ever made have been bird-flutes. This very important publication – with a unfastened podcast – takes you from iciness into private spring, instructing you to how understand track after music because the refrain swells. you begin with robin, and turn out hearing nightingales. alongside the best way, you'll study anything of the technological know-how of birdsong – the adaptation among music and phone, the body structure of songbirds, what birdsong tells us approximately evolution, and certainly the very beginnings of lifestyles itself. the purpose is to offer you a flying begin in birdsong in order that, after studying this publication, you'll be hearing order, now not chaos, to Bach, now not white noise. you can be extra conscious of the wild global, and higher in a position to know it.
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