Songs of Wild Birds by Albert R. Brand
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New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons. 1934. First edition. Hardcover, clothbound w. type w. two phonograph disks in pocket mounted back cover. Book condition: Very Good, some darkening & shelf wear. 91 pp. (ill. in b/w).
The new marvels of technology in the 30's "movie-tone" method of recording sound through radio amplification tubes have now been introduced into bird study. It has been the pioneer task of Mr. Brand of the Museum of Natural History, working in conjunction with the Cornell School of Ornithology, to record the songs of wild birds first through the microphone and then, with interesting intermediary steps, upon phonograph disks. Each Chapters include 'How to Use the Book' for a full comprehensive guide and follow along description such as the White-Crowned Sparrow, "A soft varied whistle of gentle melancholy..."