The Songs of Distant Earth Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

The Songs of Distant Earth


  • Author : Arthur C. Clarke
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9780795325847

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The Songs of Distant Earth Excerpt :

Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light. “Clarke’s simple, musical style never falters in this sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity’s longing for the stars. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal

Song of the Earth Book

Song of the Earth


  • Author : Jonathan Bate
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-11-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447206972

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Song of the Earth Excerpt :

The most important critical work for decades' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times In the brilliantly engaging style that characterised The Genius of Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate has written a series of compelling pieces on the link between literature and the environment and why poetry matters in the new millennium. In fascinating detail, Bate explains how words like 'culture' and 'environment' have evolved since the writing of Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and the Romantics to the present day. 'Bate presents his case with an emotional conviction which is almost impossible to resist' The Times 'Anyone familiar with Bate's The Genius of Shakespeare will know how winningly he marries erudition to liveliness' John Coldstream, Daily Telegraph 'I came away from the book deeply grateful for its impassioned song' Adam Thorpe, Sunday Telegraph

Song of the Earth Book

Song of the Earth


  • Author : Stephen E. Hefling
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : 0521475589

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Song of the Earth Excerpt :

The opening chapter, "Background: Mahler's symphonic worlds before 1908," sets the stage for a study of the work's genesis, a summary of the most important critiques of the premiere, and a careful reading of this six-movement symphony for voices and orchestra. An appendix provides an interlinear translation that makes Mahler's superb treatment of texts accessible to readers with little or no knowledge of German."--Jacket.

Songs of the Earth Book
Score: 3.5
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Songs of the Earth


  • Author : Elspeth Cooper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Exile (Punishment)
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0575096160

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SONGS OF THE EARTH is the most compelling debut fantasy novel since Patrick Rothfuss first hit the shelves four years ago, with the stunning THE NAME OF THE WIND. Combining superb characterisation with an epic story, it is beautifully told and engaging from the very first word. Gair is under a death sentence. He can hear music - music with power - and in the Holy City that means only one thing: he's a witch, and he's going to be burnt at the stake. Even if he could escape, the Church Knights and their witchfinder would be hot on his heels while his burgeoning power threatesn to tear him apart from within. There is no hope . . . none, but a secretive order, themselves persecuted almost to destruction. If Gair can escape, if he can master his own growing, dangerous abilities, if he can find the Guardians of the Veil, then maybe he will be safe. Or maybe he'll discover that his fight has only just begun.

Songs of Earth Book

Songs of Earth


  • Author : Anna L. Wood
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2021-11-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496840387

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Songs of Earth Excerpt :

Based upon Cantometrics: An Approach to the Anthropology of Music (1976), by Alan Lomax, Songs of Earth: Aesthetic and Social Codes in Music is a contemporary guide to understanding and exploring Cantometrics, the system developed by Lomax and Victor Grauer for analyzing the formal elements of music related to human geography and sociocultural patterning. This carefully constructed cross-cultural study of world music revealed deep-rooted performance patterns and aesthetic preferences and their links with environmental factors and ancient socioeconomic practices. This new and updated edition is for anyone wishing to understand and more deeply appreciate the forms and sociocultural contexts of the musics of the world’s peoples, and it is designed to be used by both scholars and laypeople. Part One of the book consists of a practical guide to using the Cantometrics system, a course with musical examples to test one’s understanding of the material, a theoretical framework to put the methodology in context, and an illustration of the method used to explore the roots of popular music. Part Two includes guides to four other analytical systems that Lomax developed, which focus on orchestration, phrasing and breath management, vowel articulation, instrumentation, and American popular music. Part Three provides resources for educators who wish to use the Cantometrics system in their classrooms, a summary of the findings and hypotheses of Lomax’s original research, and a discussion of Cantometrics’ criticisms, applications, and new approaches, and it includes excerpts of Lomax’s original writings about world song style and cultural equity.

Song of the Earth Book

Song of the Earth


  • Author : Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197502464

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Song of the Earth Excerpt :

A loving portrayal of our precious planet that offers easy-to-grasp discussions of scientific concepts and detailed examinations of Earth's tectonic, biological, and paleontological forces... Did you know that the history of Earth can be revealed by examining everything on it? From the esoteric science of minerals to the interactions between humans and their environment, our planet provides answers to every question we could ask about its history and what lies ahead. As climate change impacts everything we do on our planet, now is the time to take a closer look at what messages Earth has for us: what does it mean when the wind blows or the ground shifts? In this book, geologist Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim reveals the history of our planet through a geologic lens and explains why everyone should care about it. Song of the Earth is a thrilling biography of our planet that equips readers with the scientific, historical, and philosophical symbiosis between humans and Earth. Ervin-Blankenheim explores geologic principles of deep time, plate tectonics, and change in life forms in plain English. The book is illustrated with striking maps, diagrams, and pictures, allowing her to dissect everything from how a roiling, molten planet cooled to how the first cyanobacteria began to oxygenate the atmosphere to how the atmosphere has changed over time. Ervin-Blankenheim journeys through the science with ease and provides narrative sections about pioneering geologists and their groundbreaking discoveries. In viewing the planet as the integrated ecosystem it is, Ervin-Blankenheim showcases how land, water, life, and the atmosphere maintain an elegant yet delicate balance--one that, based on the author's evidence of current trends in the context of past planetary cataclysm, appears to be under imminent threat. At times both gripping and lovingly poetic, Song of the Earth shows not only how Earth has influenced life, but also how life has distinctly shaped our planet.

The Song of the Earth Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Song of the Earth


  • Author : Hugh Nissenson
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2001-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565128880

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Science fiction meets fictional biography in this account of the first genetically engineered visual artist, by the acclaimed author of The Tree of Life. Even before his birth, Johnny Baker’s life is in danger. His mother breaks the law when she has her fertilized egg endowed with genes that will give her son the potential to become a visual artist. Born in 2038, John Firth Baker is the first genetically engineered artist. At the age of nineteen, at the threshold of his career, he is murdered. Now, ten years after his death, Baker has become famous. An art curator has organized a show of his work, and his biography—culled from journals, e-mails, and interviews with those who knew him best—is published. The Song of the Earth is this “biography.” It presents a powerful and haunting portrait of an artist as a young man in the twenty-first century. Baker is born into a world transformed by technology: genetic profiles, space travel, and controlled housing communities are commonplace. Global warming has altered the environment. A planetary gender war is raging, familial structures are shattered, and new religions contend with the old. Yet human needs remain the same: the search for love, the desire for approval, the longing for fame, and the quest for knowledge. The Song of the Earth is a hypnotic novel about our desire to control our destinies, our yearning for immortality, and the very human impulse to create art. With prose, poetry, and images, Nissenson tells an original tale that brilliantly captures the experience of another time and place.

Songs Of The Earth Book

Songs Of The Earth


  • Author : Perseus
  • Publisher : Running Press Miniature Editions
  • Release Date : 1995-03-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1561385239

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Songs Of The Earth Excerpt :

Our Miniature Editions TM collection continues to grow! Since 1989, when our first minis appeared, Running Press has offered an astonishing range of subjects, sure to find a place in any booklover's library!

Earth Song Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Earth Song


  • Author : Catherine Coulter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1990-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 110120978X

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Third in Catherine Coulter's charming Medieval Song series.

Song of Planet Earth Book

Song of Planet Earth


  • Author : Leighton K. Chong
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481759014

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Song of Planet Earth Excerpt :

Alvin, a lawyer who writes on arms control issues, takes an around-the-world tour visiting historical places of importance in human history. For the first time he can experience the planet as a whole seeing the continents unfold below while flying west on daytime flights, bringing him to a higher consciousness of the oneness of humanity. The tour group starts in Japan visiting the Yasukuni Shrine and the A-Bomb Peace Park in Hiroshima and becomes aware of the devastating destruction caused by mankind in wars, and similarly in China, Mongolia, and the Middle East. While visiting in Istanbul, Alvin witnesses another tour guest who works for a U.S. nuclear weapons contractor turn over a gold-seal folder for classified material to shadowy Islamic figures. He suspects that the classified material may enable a terrorist group to attack a NATO airbase in Turkey where hundreds of operational nuclear weapons are stored. Will mankind take the actions needed to head off this nightmare scenario of nuclear weapons diversion? Join Alvin in this entertaining travel adventure to find out if humans have the wherewithal to survive on Planet Earth. "Can humans overcome the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation and other global threats to our survival? Narrated from an 'alien' viewpoint, this book takes a hard look at the scientific and historical facts through a story that is both entertaining and hopeful. You too will 'try to see the whole as one'!" - Pat Takahashi, author of Simple Solutions for Planet Earth and Simple Solutions for Humanity.

The Celestial Steam Locomotive Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Celestial Steam Locomotive


  • Author : Michael Coney
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497622029

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The Celestial Steam Locomotive Excerpt :

The Songs of Earth series beings with “a daring, often dazzling storytelling feat—and absolutely not to be missed” (Kirkus Reviews). It is the year 143,624 Cyclic, and Earth possesses only a past. The immortal Alan-Blue-Cloud, remembers what was and what will be, and tells the story of Earth’s future history. After the Great Migration, most humans that were left on Earth withdrew into the Domes where they slept and dreamed with the help of the Rainbow. In a village near one of the Domes, Manuel lives as an artist, challenged by the stagnant life that has consumed the village over the centuries. Manuel joins together in partnership with an old man and a sleeping girl in a Dome to form the Triad. Guided by Starquin the Omniscient, they battle the forces that have controlled the Earth and held it in this static state for too long.

Songs of Earth And Power Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Songs of Earth And Power


  • Author : Greg Bear
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 1996-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 695
  • ISBN 10 : 0812536037

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The Song of Power opened the gateway to the Realm of the Sidhe, allowing young Michael Perrin to slip through. Now Michael faces years of captivity and deadly struggles for the future of the Realm and of Earth--leading finally to a terrible confrontation on the streets of Los Angeles, with the soul of humanity at stake. Weaving the power of music, poetry, and myth into a headlong narrative of nearly overwhelming intensity, Song of Earth and Power is one of the most original fantasy epics of our time, a vast tapestry of relentless suspense, terrible beauty, and brilliant imagination. Originally published years ago in two parts, it now returns in a new edition rewritten by the author and published in a single volume as he originally intended. Wrote Analog on its original appearance: "A delight....A vision of Faery that may owe a bit to a wish to do it right. Read it."

Songs of Earth and Power Book

Songs of Earth and Power


  • Author : Greg Bear
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504052702

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Songs of Earth and Power Excerpt :

Music, myth, and magic mix—in this two-volume fantasy masterpiece by a New York Times–bestselling author that is a “joy to read” (Publishers Weekly). Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Greg Bear explores the power of music to open a portal between worlds in this pair of brilliantly imagined fantasy novels. The Infinity Concerto: Following the instructions of a virtuoso composer—whose controversial Concerto Opus 45 is actually a song of power—young poet Michael Perrin passes through a gateway between Earth and the Realm of the Sidhedark, where faeries reign by rule of magic, and Michael’s epic journey begins . . . The Serpent Mage: After five years trapped in the Realm of the Sidhedark, Michael has returned home to Los Angeles. But the song of power has weakened the veil between the human and fairie worlds, and the Sidhe have followed him to the other side . . .

Song of the Earth Book

Song of the Earth


  • Author : Alexander Cordell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Canals
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 1872730205

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Campfire Chants Book

Campfire Chants


  • Author : Reclaiming
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-02-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 1983824267

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Campfire Chants Excerpt :

Campfire Chants is a 50-page full-color booklet featuring interviews with chant authors Starhawk, Suzanne Sterling, T. Thorn Coyle, and more, plus lyrics and lore for each song on our album of the same title. Album can be heard on all streaming sources including youtube. CDs via CDBaby.