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Why birds sing : a journey through the mystery of bird song / David Rothenberg.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library QL698.5.R68 2005 37684001079112 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0465071368 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780465071364 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: 2005. With new afterword and CD.
The CD contains 12 pieces created by the author, and performed by him on the clarinet and by Michael Pestel on the flute.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-254) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
A beautiful and surprising exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and baffling: the mystery of why birds sing.
Subject: Birdsongs.
Birds > Songs and music.

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