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Birdsong

Author : Sebastian Faulks
ISBN : 0573112053
Genre : Drama
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Based on Sebastian Faulks's international bestselling novel, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier haunted by his past. As a young man, Stephen Wraysford was caught up in an all-consuming love affair in Amiens, France. As the First World War unfolds, Stephen finds himself pulled closer and closer back to Amiens, back to the Valley of the Somme. This is a tale of one man's quest to understand how far mankind can go and still call itself human. This powerful and compelling story about courage, love, friendship and loss is brought to the stage for the fi rst time in a version by Rachel Wagstaff.

Bird Song

Author : Clive K. Catchpole
ISBN : 0521544009
Genre : Science
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Explains how and why birds sing to one another.

Birdsong

Author : Don Stap
ISBN : 1416590412
Genre : Nature
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Following one of the world's experts on birdsong from the woods of Martha's Vineyard to the tropical forests of Central America, Don Stap brings to life the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: Why do birds sing and what do their songs mean? We quickly discover that one question leads to another. Why does the chestnut-sided warbler sing one song before dawn and another after sunrise? Why does the brown thrasher have a repertoire of two thousand songs when the chipping sparrow has only one? And how is the hermit thrush able to sing a duet with itself, producing two sounds simultaneously to create its beautiful, flutelike melody? Stap's lucid prose distills the complexities of the study of birdsong and unveils a remarkable discovery that sheds light on the mystery of mysteries: why young birds in the suborder oscines -- the "true songbirds" -- learn their songs but the closely related suboscines are born with their songs genetically encoded. As the story unfolds, Stap contemplates our enduring fascination with birdsong, from ancient pictographs and early Greek soothsayers, who knew that bird calls represented the voices of the gods, to the story of Mozart's pet starling. In a modern, noisy world, it is increasingly difficult to hear those voices of the gods. Exploring birdsong takes us to that rare place -- in danger of disappearing forever -- where one hears only the planet's oldest music.

Birdsong

Author : Sebastian Faulks
ISBN : 9780099528388
Genre : Classical fiction
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A special anniversary edition of the bestselling and much-loved classic published for the centenary of the First World War. A novel of overwhelming emotional power, Birdsong is a story of love, death, sex and survival. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front. His love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, he experiences the unprecedented horrors of that conflict -- from which neither he nor any reader of this book can emerge unchanged.

Sebastian Faulks S Birdsong

Author : Pat Wheeler
ISBN : 9780826453235
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The 'Continuum Contemporaries' series is designed as a source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and literature students at school, college and university. It aims to give readers informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, acclaimed and influential novels of recent years.

Nature S Music

Author : Peter R. Marler
ISBN : 0080473555
Genre : Nature
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The voices of birds have always been a source of fascination. Nature’s Music brings together some of the world’s experts on birdsong, to review the advances that have taken place in our understanding of how and why birds sing, what their songs and calls mean, and how they have evolved. All contributors have strived to speak, not only to fellow experts, but also to the general reader. The result is a book of readable science, richly illustrated with recordings and pictures of the sounds of birds. Bird song is much more than just one behaviour of a single, particular group of organisms. It is a model for the study of a wide variety of animal behaviour systems, ecological, evolutionary and neurobiological. Bird song sits at the intersection of breeding, social and cognitive behaviour and ecology. As such interest in this book will extend far beyond the purely ornithological - to behavioural ecologists psychologists and neurobiologists of all kinds. * The scoop on local dialects in birdsong * How birdsongs are used for fighting and flirting * The writers are all international authorities on their subject

Red Knot

Author : Nancy Carol Willis
ISBN : 1442056673
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Describes a year in the life of a red knot bird as she journeys from Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America to the Northwest Territories in northern Canada to mate and raise young, and then back again a few months later.

Bird Song

Author : Ernie Jardine
ISBN : 189621911X
Genre : Nature
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Bird Song: Identification Made Easy is a field guide to the songs of 125 of the more common birds of eastern North America. The author provides a practical "system" which allows for the identification of birds, by their songs, right in the field. A first for such quick identification! This book will be welcomed by every outdoors person who, at one time or another, has quietly listened to a bird's trill and wondered what species is singing. It is designed to allow all ages and levels of birders to "play detective" in the wilds and learn more about bird song. The book contains an abundance of comprehensive information on bird song, habitat and nesting preferences, and winter and summer ranges, not available in any other single volume.

Birdsong

Author : Jonathan Elphick
ISBN : 1849496374
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Birdsong

Author : Dewi Roberts
ISBN : 1854113267
Genre : Literary Collections
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