Book #22016

Sounding the Territory - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Laurel Goldman
Book #22016 Sounding the Territory - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Laurel Goldman.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.
ISBN: 0394519353

An attractive first edition/first printing in seemingly unread Near Fine condition, little sunning to edges in Fine dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down.

Laurel Goldman explore the sonic landscapes of the American West in this beautifully written and meticulously researched book. They take us on a journey from the first humans to inhabit the region to the modern acoustic environment, revealing the ways in which sound shapes our understanding of place.

The authors explore the natural and man-made sounds of the American West, delving into topics like the ethereal whistling of the wind through canyons, the haunting calls of the raven, and the booming bass of the thunderstorm. They also discuss the ways that humans have shaped these sounds, from the creation of trails and campsites to the use of sound to intimidate and control the environment.

This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the natural and cultural sounds of the American West. It is also a great reference for anyone who wants to learn more about the ways in which sound shapes our understanding of place.; 8vo ; FSA.

Price: $50.00