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A Glorious Guide To Sounds Of Our Natural World

Cover of “Sounds Wild and Broken”
Viking Press

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
David George Haskell

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