Book Giveway Just in Time for March 21 Author Event
The Gilley and the Southwest Harbor Public Library are giving away free copies of “Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity, and The Crisis Of Sensory Extinction,” just in time for the March 21 online program with its author David George Haskell which is part of a new collaborative program called Reading with Wings.
The book starts with the origins of animal song and traverses the whole arc of Earth's history to explore the emergence, diversification, and loss of the sounds of our world, including human music and language. Cynthia Barnett, reviewing for the New York Times, wrote “'Sounds Wild and Broken’ affirms Haskell as a laureate for the earth … a glorious guide to the miracle of life’s sound.”
The book was longlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and was an editor’s choice in the New York Times Book Review.
Join for a wide-ranging conversation with the author, online on Tuesday, March 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required at www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/calendar.
To get a copy of the book, drop by the Gilley or the library during regular open hours.