A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing (Hardback)
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A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing (Hardback)

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Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 13/04/2017
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A Guardian `Readers' Choice' Best Book of 2017; Birdsong is woven into our culture, our emotions, our landscape; it is the soundtrack to our world. We have tried to capture this fleeting, ephemeral beauty, and the feelings it inspires, for millennia.; In this fascinating account, Richard Smyth asks what it is about birdsong that we so love. Exploring the myriad ways in which it has influenced literature, music, science and our very ideas of what it means to be British, Smyth's nuanced investigation shows that what we hear says as much about us, our dreams and desires, as it does about the birds and their songs.; At a time when our birdsong is growing quieter, with fewer voices, more thinly spread, A Sweet, Wild Note is a celebration of the complex relationships between birds, people and the land; it is also a passionate call to arms lest our trees and hedgerows fall silent.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783963140
Number of pages: 190
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“Fantastic description of the role of birdsong in culture”

As soon as this book came into store the other week, I was mesmerised by the beautiful cover and the topic. Being a birder myself, constantly tuned in to birdsong, I was very interested to hear what a fellow birder... More

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29th March 2017
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