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    DescriptionDaniel J. Levitin's astounding debut bestseller, This Is Your Brain on Music, enthralled and delighted readers as it transformed our understanding of how music gets in our heads and stays there. Now in his second New York Times bestseller, his genius for combining science and art reveals how music shaped humanity across cultures and throughout history.Dr. Levitin identifies six fundamental song functions or types—friendship, joy, comfort, religion, knowledge, and love—then shows how each in its own way has enabled the social bonding necessary for human culture and society to evolve. He shows, in effect, how these "six songs" work in our brains to preserve the emotional history of our lives and species.Dr. Levitin combines cutting-edge scientific research from his music cognition lab at McGill University and work in an array of related fields; his own sometimes hilarious experiences in the music business; and illuminating interviews with musicians such as Sting and David Byrne, as well as conductors, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists. The World in Six Songs is, ultimately, a revolution in our understanding of how human nature evolved—right up to the iPod.


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    Title
    The World in Six Songs
    Subtitle
    How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel J Levitin, Read by Daniel J Levitin
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781615745258
    ISBN 10: 1615745254
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: AVC
    DC21: 781.11
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Ingram Subject Code: KN
    DC22: 781.11
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    Findaway World
    Imprint name
    Findaway World
    Publication date
    01 December 2009