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The Resource Hear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place, Michael Stocker

Hear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place, Michael Stocker

Label
Hear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place
Title
Hear where we are
Title remainder
sound, ecology, and sense of place
Statement of responsibility
Michael Stocker
Title variation
Sound, ecology, and sense of place
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout history, hearing and sound perception have been typically framed in the context of how sound conveys information and how that information influences the listener. Hear Where We Are inverts this premise and examines how humans and other hearing animals use sound to establish acoustical relationships with their surroundings. This simple inversion reveals a panoply of possibilities by which we can re-evaluate how hearing animals use, produce, and perceive sound. Nuance in vocalizations become signals of enticement or boundary setting; silence becomes a field ripe in auditory possibilities; predator/prey relationships are infused with acoustic deception, and sounds that have been considered territorial cues become the fabric of cooperative acoustical communities. This inversion also expands the context of sound perception into a larger perspective that centers on biological adaptation within acoustic habitats. Here, the rapid synchronized flight patterns of flocking birds and the tight maneuvering of schooling fish becomes an acoustic engagement. Likewise, when stridulating crickets synchronize their summer evening chirrups, it has more to do with the cricket community monitoring their collective boundaries rather than individual crickets establishing personal territory or breeding fitness. In Hear Where We Are the author continuously challenges many of the bio-acoustic orthodoxies, reframing the entire inquiry into sound perception and communication. By moving beyond our common assumptions, many of the mysteries of acoustical behavior become revealed, exposing a fresh and fertile panorama of acoustical experience and adaptation. Praise for Hear Where We Are: Hear Where We Are is as poetic as it is informative - in the tradition of some of the best scientific writing." Julia Whitty, Author, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean Hear Where We Are opens up an entirely new way of understanding not only sound perception but our place within the world I no longer just hear my surroundings, rather I am now aware of how deeply sound shapes my relationship to the world around me... Kevin W. Kelley, Author, The Home Planet --
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Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Stocker, Michael
Dewey number
591.59/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL765
LC item number
.S758 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound production by animals
  • Animal sounds
Label
Hear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place, Michael Stocker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hear here : the impact of sound on personal placement
  • The song of creation
  • What is this thing called "sound?"
  • Sound menagerie : other animals' sound perception
  • Communication : sound into form
Control code
2013944294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9781461472841
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013944294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn850176668
Label
Hear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place, Michael Stocker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Hear here : the impact of sound on personal placement
  • The song of creation
  • What is this thing called "sound?"
  • Sound menagerie : other animals' sound perception
  • Communication : sound into form
Control code
2013944294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 200 pages
Isbn
9781461472841
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013944294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn850176668

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