Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: an introduction to birdsong

Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: an introduction to birdsong

Simon Barnes


studying birdsong isn't just the way to turn 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 is not only approximately normal heritage. it's also approximately our historical past. We bought melody from the birds as we received rhythm from the womb. Birds are our track: they train us to specific emotion and sweetness in sound. the 1st tools ever made have been bird-flutes. This important publication - with a unfastened podcast - takes you from iciness into private spring, instructing you to how recognize track after tune because the refrain swells. you begin with robin, and turn out hearing nightingales. alongside the best way, you are going to research whatever of the technological know-how of birdsong - the variation among track and make contact with, the body structure of songbirds, what birdsong tells us approximately evolution, and certainly the very beginnings of existence itself. the purpose is to provide you a flying begin in birdsong in order that, after studying this ebook, you will be hearing order, now not chaos, to Bach, no longer white noise. you'll be extra conscious of the wild international, and higher capable of realize it.

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