The Great Animal Orchestra

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/19/2012
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

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Bernie Krause is one of the world's experts in natural sound, and here we listen through Krause's ears as he collects the sounds of purring jaguars, snapping shrimp, cracking glaciers--and the roar of the wild. It is an intensely personal narrative of life as it hits the ears, and of the planet's deeply connected natural sounds and music. Krause also shows that just as streetlights drown out the stars, human noise is vanishing the sounds of nature--and the very soundscapes that help us understand how wild sound and music connect. A travelogue of sound based on a lifetime of study, this account will leave you hearing--and seeing--nature as never before.

Table of Contents

Prelude: Echoes of the Pastp. 3
Sound as My Mentorp. 11
Voices from the Landp. 36
The Organized Sound of Life Itselfp. 54
Biophony: The Proto-Orchestrap. 82
First Notesp. 106
Different Croaks for Different Folksp. 136
The Fog of Noisep. 155
Noise and Biophony / Oil and Waterp. 176
The Coda of Hopep. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Notesp. 243
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 267
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