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By: Bevis, John
Publisher: The MIT Press: August 2010
Seller ID: 56460
Condition: Used - Good
The distinctive and amazing songs and calls of birds: a meditation and a lexicon.
"A miraculous little book: a compressed encyclopedia of our fascination with avifauna."
"A charming, funny, and eccentric book."
--Times Literary Supplement
"An elegant tribute to the beauty of its subject."
--Los Angeles Times
Birds sing and call, sometimes in complex and beautiful arrangements of notes, sometimes in one-line repetitions that resemble a ringtone more than a symphony. Listening, we are stirred, transported, and even e...