Thousand-Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, May 21, 2010 - 408 pages
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In Thousand Mile Song, musician and philosopher David Rothenberg uses the enigma of whale sounds to explore whether we can truly understand nonhuman minds. Interviewing scholars around the world as they attempt to decipher underwater music, Rothenberg tells the story of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as vast as the ocean. Along the way, he plays his clarinet live with whales in their native habitats, from Russia to Hawaii, making interspecies music that appears on the included CD. Richly detailed and deeply entertaining, Thousand Mile Song is an imaginative look at the most intriguing creatures of the ocean.

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

I did not find this book about whale songs and sounds as gripping as Rothenberg's but the CD of his jams with whales is just as amazing as the CD of his jams with birds. The book includes a lot more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

If you read science writing, as I do, for the "WOW!" factor and for the mysteries, whales are an excellent choice. This is amazing, interesting, and moving by turns. I've got all the old wonderings ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

David Rothenberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His latest book, "Wild Ideas, " was published in 1995.

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