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Birdsong by Don Stap Summary

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.

The Physics of Birdsong

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The Physics of Birdsong by Gabriel B. Mindlin,Rodrigo Laje Summary

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

The Backyard Birdsong Guide

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The Backyard Birdsong Guide by Donald Kroodsma Summary

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.

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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Summary

Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

The American Fox-Hound - Embracing a History of the Celebrated Trigg, Birdsong and Maupin Strains

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The American Fox-Hound - Embracing a History of the Celebrated Trigg, Birdsong and Maupin Strains by Haiden C. Trigg Summary

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to American fox hunting, with historical details, information on notable packs, descriptions of hounds and their different types, information on famous meetings and events, and much more. This book highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of American fox hunting, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Red Fox Horn", "The Chase", "Business", "Old and Modern Hounds", "Gray Fox Horn", "George L. F. Birdsong", "'Uncle Wash' Maupin", "Birdsong and Maupin Dogs", "Letters from Famous Hunters", "'Dicks Dog'", "Jake", "Annie", "H. C. Trigg's Residence", "National Meet", "Buying and Selling", etc. This book was first published in 1890 and many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the foxhound.

Birdsong, Speech, and Language

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Birdsong, Speech, and Language by Johan J. Bolhuis,Martin Everaert Summary

Leading scholars draw on the latest research to explore what birdsong can tell us about the biology of human speech and language and the consequences for evolutionary biology.

Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong

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Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong by Pat Wheeler Summary

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from 'The Remains of the Day' to 'White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. This is an excellent guide to Sebastian Faulks's best-selling novel. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful.

Sweeter Than Birdsong

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Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott Summary

Ben Hansby is determined to cast a young student, Kate Winter, in his musical as he guards his participation in the Underground Railroad, while Kate is determined to use the musical to flee from her mother's determination to marry her off to a wealthy suitor.

Wilhelm Raabe: ‘The Birdsong Papers’

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Wilhelm Raabe: ‘The Birdsong Papers’ by Wilhelm Raabe Summary

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Birdsong by Dewi Roberts Summary

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Birdsong by Gail E. Haley Summary

A grubby urchin befriended by an old woman soon discovers the old woman's evil intent. With the help of bird friends the urchin delivers a well-deserved comeuppance.

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Birdsong by Julie Ellam Summary

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you’re studying, whether it’s poetry, a play or a novel. You’ll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!

Bringing Back the Birdsong

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Bringing Back the Birdsong by Wade Doak,Jan Doak Summary

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The Neuroethology of Birdsong

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The Neuroethology of Birdsong by Jon T. Sakata,Sarah C. Woolley,Richard R. Fay,Arthur N. Popper Summary

Vocal signals are central for social communication across a wide range of vertebrate species; consequently, it is critical to understand the mechanisms underlying the learning, control, and evolution of vocal communication. Songbirds are at the forefront of research into such neural mechanisms. Indeed, songbirds provide a particularly important model system for this endeavor because of the many parallels between birdsong and human speech. Specifically, (1) songbirds are one of the few vertebrate species that, like humans, learn their vocal signals during development, (2) the processes of song learning and control in songbirds shares many parallels with the process of speech acquisition in humans, and (3) there exist deep homologies between the circuits for the learning, control, and processing of vocal signals across songbirds and humans. In addition, because of the diversity of songbirds and song learning strategies, songbirds offer a powerful model system to use the comparative method to reveal mechanisms underlying the evolution of song learning and production. Taken together, research on songbirds can not only reveal general principles underlying vertebrate vocal communication but can also provide insight into potential mechanisms underlying the learning, control, and processing of speech. This volume will cover a range of topics in birdsong spanning multiple level of analysis. Chapters will be authored by the world’s leading experts on birdsong and will provide comprehensive reviews of the processes underlying song learning, of the neural circuits for song learning and control as well as for the extraction and processing of song information, of the selection pressures underlying song evolution, and of genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the learning and evolution of song. The primary goals of this volume are to provide comprehensive, integrative, and comparative perspectives on birdsong and to underscore the importance of birdsong to biomedical research, evolutionary biology, and behavioral, systems, and computational neuroscience.The target audience of this volume will be graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and established academics and neuroscientists who are interested in mechanisms of communication from an integrative and comparative perspective. The volume is intended to function as a high-profile and contemporary reference on current work related to the learning, control, processing, and evolution of birdsong. This volume will have broad appeal to comparative and sensory biologists, neurophysiologists, and behavioral, systems, and cognitive neuroscientists who attend meetings such as the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Neuroethology, and the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Because of the relevance of birdsong research to understanding human speech, it is likely that the volume will also be of interest to speech researchers and clinicians researching communication, motor, and sensory processing disorders.

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Birdsong by Audrey Wood Summary

Children hear bird calls native to their areas as they go through their daily activities.

Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong

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Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong by Harris Philip Zeigler,Peter Marler Summary

An overview of findings in the bird song system that have had a major impact on neuroscience research, and have fundamentally altered our concepts of brain function. The 32 papers constitute the proceedings of a conference on The Behavioural Neurobiology of Bird Song, held in New York in 2002.

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Birdsong by N.A Summary

A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations. When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions.

Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist

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Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist by Donald Kroodsma Summary

Birdsong made easy to understand, lavishly illustrated with color photos, and accompanied by more than 700 online recordings From a leading expert, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist is a basic, how-to guide that teaches anyone—from beginner to advanced birder—how to listen. In understandable and appealing language, Kroodsma explains why and how birds sing, what various calls mean, and what to listen for from the birds around us. The descriptions are accompanied by color photos of the birds, as well as QR codes that link to an online collection of more than 700 recordings. With these resources, readers are prepared to recognize bird sounds and the birds that make them. Kroodsma encourages readers to find the joy of birdsong and curiosity—to observe, listen intently, be curious, ask questions, and realize that many unanswered questions about birdsong don’t have to rely on scientists for answers but can be answered by any curious naturalist.

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Birdsong by James White Summary

This is the 6th edition of a successful literary novel about young love. It takes place during a wedding day. Selected as one of the "Favorite Books" by the Chicago Tribune, a Small Press Book Club Selection, and a Best Small Press Books selection of the Library Journal. The book is set in Texas in the 1950s.