Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific Review

Join birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma on a ten-week, ten-state bicycle journey as he travels with his son from the Atlantic to the Pacific, lingering and listening to our continent sing as no one has before. On remote country roads, over terrain vast and spectacular, from dawn to dusk and sometimes through the night, you will gain a deep appreciation for the natural symphony of birdsong many of us take for granted. Come along and marvel at how expressive these creatures are as Kroodsma leads you west across nearly five thousand miles--at a leisurely pace that enables a deep listen.

Listening to a Continent Sing is also a guided tour through the history of a young nation and the geology of an ancient landscape, and an invitation to set aside the bustle of everyday life to follow one's dreams. It is a celebration of flowers and trees, rocks and rivers, mountains and prairies, clouds and sky, headwinds and calm, and of local voices and the people you will meet along the way. It is also the story of a father and son deepening their bond as they travel the slow road together from coast to coast.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with drawings of birds and scenes and featuring QR codes that link to audio birdsong, this poignant and insightful book takes you on a travel adventure unlike any other--accompanied on every leg of your journey by birdsong.

Title:Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific

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  • Mollie

    This is a comprehensive book. Topics include history, geology, parent-child relationships, and yes...birdsong. Father and son bike across the United States, east to west. The rigors of the trip are en...

  • Dan Carpenter

    The book is interesting but the author can get a little too deep into birdsong for me. I was getting a little bit frustrated trying to read every word but after I started skimming the deep birdsong an...

  • Roy

    This is a fun account of a father/son cycling trip across the country from Virginia to Oregon mostly following the original Bikecentennial route (Adventure Cycling now). As both a cyclist and an amate...

  • Stewart Marshall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A travelogue combined with birding and cycling. Donald Kroodsma is to birdsong what Bela Fleck is to the banjo. The book is also a great introduction to his son David K...

  • Jennifer

    “Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle From the Atlantic to the Pacific” by birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma (Princeton University Press) was released this week just in time for Father...

  • Lizz

    This book covers a lot of ground! It isn't just the bird song, but history, geology etc. A really interesting book....