Hempton's writing style is casual and readable, although he tends to overdescribe or include too much detail.
I think that hurts the message of the book, as I feel he's sincere in his quest, and that many people would believe in him.
Like the aesthetic beauty of natural sound, the theme of the book is subtle - in a way the idea is almost laughable.
An important and enjoyable read. Hempton's book serves as a big reminder about an earth that was once known but has since been subject to a barrage of human industry. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Lees
i enjoyed a library copy of this one so bought a copy as a for my brother my to enjoyedPublished 13 months ago by matt cowick
I have all of his published recordings. As a person who sits 1-2 hours a day in meditation I appreciate the time and thoughtfulness behind his sound portraits of nature. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Beau Gustafson
I ordered this book for my daughter because I had heard the main author in an interview on NPR " Fresh Air. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jo Ann N. Nelson
This is an interesting and enlightening book concept-wise. If nothing else, it inspired me to set it down a few times and actually listen to my environment for a few minutes at a... Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by S. Rudge
In "One Square Inch of Silence", Gordon Hampton is on a quest and he has mission. The quest is to find places with "no audible human noise intrusions of any kind for a minimum of... Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by Wildness
I've been familiar with Hempton's nature recordings for years, and although not great like Bernie Krause, Peter Cusack or even Dan Gibson, they're still very good. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Robert Carlberg
Once you have read One Square Inch you will never hear the same.
You suddenly become aware of what has annoyed, provoked, and stressed you out without your awareness of it. Read more
I love the message of this book, and I think it's one we need to hear! However, the story progresses very slowly, and without a sense for where it is going. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Tristan Heberlein