Books by David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His work has been profiled on NPR and the BBC, and he has written for The Nation, Sierra, and BBC Wildlife. A composer and jazz clarinetist, he lives in Cold Spring, Ne


BUG MUSIC by David Rothenberg
Released: April 16, 2013

"Not for everyone, but adventurous audiophiles will catch Rothenberg's bug for insect-music appreciation."
A free-wheeling discourse on the nature of insect noise and its interaction with human ideas of music. Read full book review >
SURVIVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL by David Rothenberg
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fun, freewheeling discussion of the role of aesthetics in evolution and a celebration of the beauty to be found in the great diversity of life."
A philosopher and musician proposes that art is important to nature and that a deeper consideration of art in nature can enhance not only our understanding of evolution but of art itself. Read full book review >
THOUSAND MILE SONG by David Rothenberg
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 2008

"Approaches the stirring border of interspecies contact with dignity and glee."
A joyful ride among the orcas, belugas and humpbacks, aimed at enticing these behemoths into a jam session. Read full book review >
WHY BIRDS SING by David Rothenberg
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 2005

"Impressive and stimulating: an enticing exploration, from the artist's perspective, into the largely unanalyzed subject of birdsong. (A CD will be available on the author's Web site: http://www.whybirdssing.com.)"
An intriguing exploration into the science and art of birdsong, from musician and professor Rothenberg (Philosophy/New Jersey Institute of Technology). Read full book review >