This is the voice / John Colapinto
Book | Simon & Schuster | 2021 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description
vii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
"There's no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all--the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel--and compelling--argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet's dominant species, he guides us from the voice's beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé--and each of us, every day." -- inside front jacket flap.
"A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-301) and index.
Contents
Introduction: Personally speaking -- Baby talk -- Origins -- Emotion -- Language -- Sex and gender -- The voice in society -- The voice of leadership & persuasion -- Swan song -- Coda.
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Other Form:
Online version: Colapinto, John, 1958- This is the voice New York : Simon & Schuster, [2021] 9781982128760 (DLC) 2020026735
ISBN
9781982128746 (hardcover)
1982128747 (hardcover)
9781982128753 (paperback)
1982128755 (paperback)
9781982128760 electronic book
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