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The Resource Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction, David George Haskell

Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction, David George Haskell

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Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction
Title
Sounds wild and broken
Title remainder
sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction
Statement of responsibility
David George Haskell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A rich exploration of how the evolution of both natural and manmade sounds have shaped us and the world, and how the world's acoustic diversity is currently in grave danger of being destroyed. We live on a planet that is wrapped in the diverse acoustic marvels of song and speech. Yet never has this diversity been so threatened as it is now. Braiding his experience as a listener and an ecologist with the latest scientific discoveries, David Haskell explores the acoustic wonders of our planet. Starting in deep time with the origins of animal song and traversing the whole arc of Earth's history, he illuminates and celebrates the creative processes that have produced the varied sounds of our world. From the powers of animal sexuality and environmental change, to the unpredictable, improvisational whims of genetic evolution and cultural change, sounds on Earth are the products of and catalysts for vibrant ecosystems. Four interconnected sensory crises are currently diminishing the vitality of our sonic world. Deforestation is erasing the most complex communities of sounds the world has ever known. In the oceans, machine noise has created a living hell for the most acoustically sensitive animals on the planet. In cities, noise has resulted in dire sonic inequities among people, the result of racism, sexism, and power asymmetries. Last, in forgetting or being barred from hearing the voices of the living Earth, we lose both the experience of joyful connection and the foundation for ethics and action. As wild sounds disappear forever and human noise smothers other voices, the Earth becomes flatter, blander. According to Haskell, this decline is not a mere loss of sensory ornament. Sound is a generative force, and so the erasure of sonic diversity makes the world less creative. His book is an invitation to listen, wonder, belong, and act."--
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Haskell, David George
Dewey number
591.59/4
Index
index present
LC call number
QH510.5
LC item number
.H37 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioacoustics
  • Nature sounds
  • Acoustic phenomena in nature
  • Sound
Label
Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction, David George Haskell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-416) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1259508903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 430 pages
Isbn
9781984881540
Lccn
2021028957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1259508903
Label
Sounds wild and broken : sonic marvels, evolution's creativity, and the crisis of sensory extinction, David George Haskell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1259508903
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 430 pages
Isbn
9781984881540
Lccn
2021028957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1259508903

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