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Thousand Mile Song free pdf Masterfully weaving science, art, and adventure, David Rothenberg has given us a love song to whale song that is thought-provoking and moving. Before the 1960s, no one suspected the existence of whale song. Its discovery forced us to confront the possibility of alien intelligence-not in outer space but right here on earth. Thoughtful, richly detailed, and deeply entertaining, "Thousand Mile Song" uses the enigma of whale sounds to examine the question of whether we can ever truly understand nonhuman minds - and how we should go about it. Through observing and talking with leading researchers around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and musicians confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Along the way, he makes interspecies music the likes of which no one has ever heard before, by playing his clarinet with whales in their native habitats, from Russia to Canada to Hawaii. What goes on in the minds of animals - any animal - is a profound enigma. In its combination of science, music, and narrative, "Thousand Mile Song" is an exceptionally insightful and imaginative attempt at understanding one of the most intriguing creatures with whom we share our planet.

About David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of books including Why Birds Sing. His articles have appeared in Parabola, The Nation, Wired, Dwell, and Sierra. He lives in Cold Spring, New York.

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Author : David Rothenberg
Publisher : Basic Books
Data Published : 18 March 2010
ISBN : 0465018890
EAN : 9780465018895
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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