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Birdsong

Author : Sebastian Faulks
ISBN : 9781407052564
Genre : Fiction
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Birdsong is a mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations between WW1 and present day The wartime classic behind the BBC drama starring Eddie Redmayne THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 1910. Amiens, Northern France. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in the French city to stay with the Azaire family. He falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle and the two enter a tempestuous love affair. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters. With his love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front and enters the unimaginable dark world beneath the trenches of No Man’s Land. From award-winning writer Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong is an exceptionally moving and unforgettable portrait of the ruthlessness of war and the indestructability of love. ‘Magnificent – deeply moving’ Sunday Times ---- Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series: The Girl at the Lion d’Or Charlotte Gray

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.

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 : Dewi Roberts
ISBN : 1854113267
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.

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.

Frog And The Birdsong

Author : Max Velthuijs
ISBN : 9781849396066
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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One autumn day Frog discovers a blackbird lying motionless in the grass. Worried, he asks his friends what can be the matter. Very gently and simply, then animals begin to understand the meaning of death and the beauty of life in this moving story.

Behavioral Neurobiology Of Bird Song

Author : Harris Philip Zeigler
ISBN : 1573314722
Genre : Nature
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Many features of bird song have made it an increasingly fruitful model for research in behavioral neurobiology. Among these features are the stereotyped and quantifiable nature of song behavior, the many similarities between the acquisition of bird song and of human speech, and the identification and increasingly precise characterization of a central neural circuit dedicated to song. These features have engaged the attention of researchers on species-typical behavior, communication, behavioral development, central sensory processing, motor learning, sensorimotor control, neurogenesis, and neuronal plasticity. This volume provides an overview of new findings in the bird song system that have had a major impact on neuroscience research, and have fundamentally altered our concepts of brain function.

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

Birdsong By The Seasons

Author : Donald Kroodsma
ISBN : 9780544764224
Genre : Nature
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A multimedia experience that lets you look at—and listen to—birds in a whole new way! Birdsong by the Seasons is a celebration of birdsong from January through December. The stories begin with a pileated woodpecker on New Year’s Day; they unfold through the year, covering limpkins and scrub-jays in February in Florida, prairie birds in May, Scarlet Tanagers in July, and a chorus of singing birds in Massachusetts just before Christmas. With this book, the acclaimed author of The Singing Life of Birds—a winner of the John Burroughs Medal—provides a unique experience: with his gentle guidance, the pairing of sonagrams with the audio makes birdsong accessible and fascinating. This Kindle ebook contains embedded audio files. This audio content will play only on Kindle Fire tablets (excluding the Kindle Fire 1st Generation) and iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. It cannot be accessed on Kindle e-readers (including the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Voyage) or on Kindle reading apps on other tablets or computers.

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