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The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

ISBN 13: 9780241987810


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Dividing the sum total of human musical achievement, from Beethoven to The Beatles, Busta Rhymes to Bach, into just six fundamental forms, Levitin illuminates, through songs of friendship, joy, comfort, knowledge, religion and love, how music has been instrumental in the evolution of language, thought and culture. And how, far from being a bit of a song and dance, music is at the core of what it means to be human.

A one-time record producer, now a leading neuroscientist, Levitin has composed a catchy and startlingly ambitious narrative that weaves together Darwin and Dionne Warwick, memoir and biology, anthropology and a jukebox of anecdote to create nothing less than the ‘ soundtrack of civilisation’ .

ISBN 13: 9780241987810

Author: Daniel Levitin

Author(s) Daniel Levitin
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780241987810
Pages 368
ISBN 10 0241987814
Publisher Penguin
Weight 255 g
Publication Date 04-07-2019
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 22 mm
Dewey 781.11
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