At first, sound on Earth was only of stone, water, lightning and wind. An invitation: listen, and hear this primal Earth today. Wherever life’s voices are hushed or absent, we hear sounds largely unchanged since Earth cooled from its fiery start more than 4 billion years ago. Pressing against mountain peaks, wind yields a low and urgent roar, sometimes twisting into itself with a whip crack as it eddies. In deserts and ice fields, air hisses over sand and snow. On the ocean shore, waves slam and suck at pebbles, grit and unyielding cliffs. Rain rattles and drums against rock and soil, and seethes ...


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