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A Glorious Guide To Sounds Of Our Natural World

Cover of “Sounds Wild and Broken”
Viking Press
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The natural world of Southeast Tennessee is full of biodiversity.

You can see it, smell it and hear it.

David George Haskell listens to it.

He is a professor of biology and environmental studies at the University of the South in Sewanee.

His latest book is titled: “Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction,” published by Viking Press.

David George Haskell
University of the South
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David George Haskell

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