In The Great Animal Orchestra, Bernie Krause identified what Jane Goodall described as "the harmonies of nature … one by one by one, snuffed out by human actions." Here he explains how the secrets hidden in the shrinking sonic environment of our natural world must be preserved, not only for our scientific understanding, but also for our cultural heritage, and for our physical and spiritual welfare. Since 1968, Krause has been traveling the world, recording the sounds of more than 2,000 marine and terrestrial habitats; here he offers a manifesto for the appreciation and protection of natural soundscapes, with powerful illustrations and stories.
"Krause shares his delight in the sounds of the natural world and makes an impassioned case for the importance of such acoustics."—Shelf Awareness