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Author: Lang Elliott
ISBN: 0618006982
Language: English
Pages: 135 pages
Category: Nature & Ecology
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 1, 1999)
Rating: 4.6
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FB2 size: 1692 kb | EPUB size: 1740 kb | DJVU size: 1676 kb
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Like every other book or recording that I've purchased by Lang Elliott, photos, text & recordings are all exceptional.

Like every other book or recording that I've purchased by Lang Elliott, photos, text & recordings are all exceptional.

Lang Elliot did a wonderful job of getting the calls or males and females and offers a wealth of information on the birds . Lang Elliott is among the best and best-known recordists of birdsong in North America

Lang Elliot did a wonderful job of getting the calls or males and females and offers a wealth of information on the birds and there sounds. Who would have known that the sounds of the bald eagle that we've come to know from older movies is actually the sound of a red tailed hawk. Lang Elliott is among the best and best-known recordists of birdsong in North America. His new book, The Songs of Wild Birds, is a combination of words, images, and often spectacular sounds that will delight and intrigue birders and non-birders alike.

MUSIC OF THE BIRDS tells why birds sing and which are the finest singers. Music of the Birds will be valuable to anyone interested in birds, from beginner to expert. It celebrates the many varieties of bird song: flight songs, night songs, and dawn choruses.

Music of the Birds book. We humans have strong emotional responses to the voices of the birds. Their songs can soothe the spirit and bring joy to our lives. They can also, like Poe's raven, arouse darker feelings

Music of the Birds book. They can also, like Poe's raven, arouse darker feelings. Listening to their melodic notes, we wonder, are birds really making music? Are they singing only to one another, or do they sing to us too. Poets and musicians have borrowed from and ce We humans have strong emotional responses to the voices of the birds.

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Are they singing only to one another, or do they sing to us too. Poets and musicians have borrowed from and celebrated the songs of birds in their work. Scientists have been inspired by bird song and analyzed it, solving some of its mysteries but leaving many others untouched. MUSIC OF THE BIRDS tells why birds sing and which are the finest singers.

Lang Elliott's MUSIC OF THE BIRDS combines an engaging and informative text with some of the finest bird photographs ever .

Lang Elliott's MUSIC OF THE BIRDS combines an engaging and informative text with some of the finest bird photographs ever published, then ices the cake with a bird-song CD like no other. Most spectacular nature book in many a year. If you love nature and are not familiar with the work of Lang Elliott, then do yourself a favor and get acquainted with him pronto! Elliott is one of America's foremost natural sound recordists and nature photographers, and here, in "Music of the Birds," he uses both talents to great effect.

The Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) is a multi-volume series produced by the Spanish publishing house Lynx Edicions in partnership with BirdLife International. It is the first handbook to cover every known living species of bird. All 16 volumes have been published. For the first time an animal class will have all the species illustrated and treated in detail in a single work.

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Includes information and photographs of more than seventy birds and showcases their songs on the accompanying audio compact disc
Comments (7)
Cordabor
The pictures in this book are simply beautiful, clearly showing each bird in its personal bid for American Idol. The CD offers a thrilling repertoire from each bird--so welcome on this very cold winter day. Luckily, I have most of these birds in Virginia, although some are winter visitors and are not in the mood for singing. Some stay long enough in the spring, however, to delight with song for a brief time before they head north. I've come to know them all by sight and song, in part, from other books and CDs by this same author. In this offering, he explains just enough about each bird and its song on the CD to help you remember what you've heard, and in some cases also slows the song down so you can really appreciate the intricacy of the notes. Everyone always says the Hermit Thrush has a flute-like song, and when you hear it at the slightly slower speed, it does in fact, sound just like a flute.

Longer song segments are included here than on most bird CDs so you can hear long runs and a greater variety of song for each species. What fun to hear the Mockingbird go through a long program of various imitations. The longer segments make it seem more like what you hear in real life. My Mockingbirds will go on for hours with countless imitations and my Wood Thrushes sing back and forth to one another over extended summer evenings just like what is included on this CD. What a treat to dream of summer on this 15-degree day.

The book is large--much bigger than I expected--so the pictures are especially brilliant. While in song, the birds seem to have such personalities. The photography is outstanding. Along with the descriptions of the birds and their songs, there is often some verse or quote from a famous bard with an appreciation for their beauty, which gives this book a more tranquil and artistic feel than the standard fact sheet. I'm just delighted with this purchase.
Qwert
Product itself was different than what I ordered, but I can live with that, it was the misinformation given my by seller that bothered me, added to extreme length of wait. When I would question the arrival, first I got a yes, it's coming, which it wasn't, then a oh, I forgot to mail it, all right, then do so, and two other contacts saying it was being mailed. This got very old very fast. Given the seller had some sort of medical thing going on, I would rather have had real information than this deception.
Truthcliff
Like every other book or recording that I've purchased by Lang Elliott, photos, text & recordings are all exceptional. It has brought me much enjoyment over the years I've had it.
Bundis
great book
CopamHuk
Glossy paperback, good quality. Contains 135 pages with beautiful full color photos of bird in song. Includes an audio CD featuring songbird concerts and solos.
Nidor
This book combines beautiful full (9"x 9") page color photographs, short selections of poetry, and a CD of the songs of birds included. Lang is multi-talented, as most of the photographs were taken by him and he recorded the songs. Perhaps my favorite photo was the Horned Lark perched on barbed wire. For the poetry, he included lines from the classic naturalist such as Wordsworth, Thoreau, Muir, Longfellow, and many others. My favorite from James Lowell "Why I'd give more for one live Bobolink / what a square mile o'larks in printer's ink!"", and Elliott repeats this emphasis on the need for field experience. There is a productive tension in the book between poetic understanding and scientific categorization and identification, as Elliott says "As we learn to identify the songs of birds, our experience of the avian soundscape expands and becomes more powerful.". The inclusion of flight and early morning songs on the CD is welcome, but surprisingly includes just 4 warblers!

For readers who would like a good CD for learning songs, the Peterson "Birding by ear" series are great! For those desiring to take their listening to the next level Donald Kroodsma's The Singing Life of Bird provides scientific text and CD. For those interested in the link of poetry and birds, the new anthology of poetry "Bright Wings" edited by Billy Collins with paintings by David Allen Sibley is welcome!