• Filename: birdsong.
  • ISBN: 9780307820389
  • Release Date: 2012-03-21
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Sebastian Faulks
  • Publisher: Vintage

Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.

Bird Song

  • Filename: bird-song.
  • ISBN: 0521544009
  • Release Date: 2003-10-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Clive K. Catchpole
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Explains how and why birds sing to one another.

Nature s Music

  • Filename: nature-s-music.
  • ISBN: 0080473555
  • Release Date: 2004-10-05
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Peter R. Marler
  • Publisher: Academic Press

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


  • Filename: birdsong.
  • ISBN: 1416590412
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Don Stap
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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 Songs

  • Filename: bird-songs.
  • ISBN: 1932855416
  • Release Date: 2006-09-28
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Les Beletsky
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birdsincluding the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpeckerin a stunning new format. Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs. Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls. In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, located in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit institution focused on birds and whose mission is to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity through research. The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab is the major source of sound recordings of birds for research, education, conservation, the media, and commercial products. Listen here Trumpeter Swan Laughing Gull Eastern Bluebird

The Physics of Birdsong

  • Filename: the-physics-of-birdsong.
  • ISBN: 9783540282495
  • Release Date: 2006-03-30
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Gabriel B. Mindlin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Detailed report on a topic that has already attracted much popular interest. Provides fascinating reading for physicists, biologists and general readers alike.

Music of the Birds

  • Filename: music-of-the-birds.
  • ISBN: 0618006974
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 135
  • Author: Lang Elliott
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Presents the songs and calls of more than seventy North American birds. Includes audio compact disc featuring songbird concerts and solos.

Bird Song

  • Filename: bird-song.
  • ISBN: 189621911X
  • Release Date: 1997-05-15
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: Ernie Jardine
  • Publisher: Dundurn

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.

Sebastian Faulks s Birdsong

  • Filename: sebastian-faulks-s-birdsong.
  • ISBN: 9780826453235
  • Release Date: 2002-06-26
  • Number of pages: 92
  • Author: Pat Wheeler
  • Publisher: A&C Black

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.

Behavioral neurobiology of bird song

  • Filename: behavioral-neurobiology-of-bird-song.
  • ISBN: 1573314722
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 788
  • Author: Harris Philip Zeigler
  • Publisher:

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.

Birdsong by the Seasons

  • Filename: birdsong-by-the-seasons.
  • ISBN: 9780544764224
  • Release Date: 2015-08-11
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Donald Kroodsma
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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 ending with a chorus of singing birds in Massachusetts just before Christmas. Readers get inside the mind of a scientist and see how answers only lead to more questions. Kroodsma provides a unique experience: with his gentle guidance, the pairing of sonagrams with the audio makes birdsong accessible and fascinating. Please note: this ebook includes embedded audio files. You will only be able to access these files from a device that supports embedded audio.


  • Filename: birdsong.
  • ISBN: 1854113267
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Dewi Roberts
  • Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

The Backyard Birdsong Guide

  • Filename: the-backyard-birdsong-guide.
  • ISBN: 0811863972
  • Release Date: 2008-04-23
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Donald Kroodsma
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.


  • Filename: birdsong.
  • ISBN: 0416500005
  • Release Date: 1998-10-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Methuen Childrens Books

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