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The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places [Kindle Edition]

Bernie Krause
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"'In his fascinating book, Krause urges us to open our ears... his tone is full of wonder' (Daily Mail) 'One of those books you are grateful to have read' (Independent) 'Weird and wonderful... This is an extraordinary and important book. I challenge anyone to read it and not hear for themselves sounds they have never heard - or rather never noticed - before' (Spectator)"

Book Description

A provocative, enormously ambitious look at the music of nature, the sounds and rhythms of the wild, and their deep connection.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1619 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1781250006
  • Publisher: Profile Books (1 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847658539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847658531
  • ASIN: B007P2DHAQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,861 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Next time Stop and Listen 14 Jun. 2012
Fascinating book on the aural soundscape that we have all around us, and are sadly now loosing. Krause has recored 15,000 hours of natural sounds in his time, and has cherry picked the best of them. He uses his data to show that even selective logging in a forest can have massive devastation of the wildlife, and just how much difference noise pollution can make
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words with sound 12 Jan. 2014
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Beautiful book! As I went through the pages I dived into the forest sounds, I could almost hear them. Bernie Krause has created a very important document that will help a lot of people to understand the power of the wild soundscape. As a sound designer and a musician, I felt enlightened after reading such knowledge and sensibility. Excellent piece of work! Congrats!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book 15 May 2012
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A lovely, inspiring book about how music started with inaminate sounds to influence the noises and music that animals and humans make. And of course about how our industrial din destroys natural soundscapes, and how music is losing contact with its roots!
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Krause is a phenomenal writer. He starts every chapter with a story that relates to the chapter that gives you a great idea of what the chapter will actually be about!
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