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Why Birds Sing One Man's Quest to Solve an Everyday Mystery by David Rothenberg
  

Why Birds Sing One Man's Quest to Solve an Everyday Mystery

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Synopsis

Why Birds Sing One Man's Quest to Solve an Everyday Mystery by David Rothenberg

The richness and variety of birdsong is both a scientific mystery and a source of wonder. David Rothenberg has a unique approach to this fascinating subject, combining the latest scientific research with a deep understanding of musical beauty and form. Can the standard explanations of territoriality or sexual selection account for so many species' astonishing inventiveness and devotion to singing? Whether playing the clarinet with the white-crested laughing thrush in Pittsburgh or jamming in the Australian winter breeding grounds of the Albert's lyrebird, Rothenberg touches the heart and soul of birdsong, offering an intimate look at the most lovely of natural phenomena.

About the Author

David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His work has been profiled on NPR and the BBC, and he has written for The Nation, Sierra and BBC Wildlife. A composer and jazz clarinetist, he lives in Cold Spring, New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2006

Author

David Rothenberg

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

ISBN

9780141020013

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