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“Earth's Wild Music”: a book review

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

A fine idea for a nature book is promised by the title and subtitle: Earth's Wild Music: Celebrating and Defending the Songs of the Natural World. And what an attractive cover it has, filled with blackbirds against a blue and purple sky.
But despite what one might have hoped and expected, the book isn't about the sounds of nature, not really. It's about the author, Kathleen Dean Moore, and the “drenching grief” she feels when she considers what is being lost in the Sixth Extinction. She does tend to wear her environmental beliefs and bromides on her sleeve.
The book consists of essays and...
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