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Quiet Places Collection

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Join Gordon Hempton as he travels the globe, documenting and preserving unadulterated natural sounds. Forests, grasslands, deserts and seas open ears to the benefits and pleasure of true "quietude". The Quiet Places Collection comes as a set of six, or individually. Earth: A Day in the Life of a Planet -- 24 sound portraits, with portions from each of the other five. Australia: Dawn Across the Outback -- one of the last wildernesses; bird songs and a sequence of species. Asia: Misty Isle -- Sinharaja Forest on the "enchanted" isle of Sri Lanka; night sounds, frogs and insects. Africa: Desert Solitaire at Bushman Fountain -- Unexpected thunder, lizards, dawn, a rare insect solo. North America: Winds Across a Continent -- Coast to coast; coyotes, birds, grass winds, ocean surf. South America: Amazon Rain Forest -- a tropical rainforest filled with nature's resonant symphony.