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  • Moon By Whale Lightby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Deep Playby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    With A Natural History of the Senses , Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world.  Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens... more...

  • The Rarest of the Rareby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The renowned author of A Natural History of the Senses takes readers in search of the "rarest of the rare, " species likely to disappear before most of us have ever seen them. From Brazil to the Pacific to Japan, Ackerman shares her concern at the animals' plight, rejoices at the chance to experience them, and cheers those who work to save these fantastic... more...

  • A Slender Threadby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco... more...

  • I Praise My Destroyerby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society. Her lyricism fuses wit and sobriety, meditation and activism, and she confronts us with figures both real and fantastic. As always, her strong connection with the natural world, the realms of language and literature, myth and imagination, combines... more...

  • Jaguar of Sweet Laughterby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In A Natural History of the Senses Diane Ackerman revealed herself as a naturalist who writes with the sensuous immediately of a great poet. Now Jaguar of Sweet Laughter presents the work of a poet with the precise and wondering eye of a gifted naturalist. Ackermans's Olympian vision records and transforms landscapes from Amazonia to Antarctica, while... more...

  • A Natural History of the Sensesby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the... more...

  • An Alchemy of Mindby Diane Ackerman

    Scribner 2012; US$ 16.00

    The most ambitious and enlightening work to date from the bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, An Alchemy of Mind combines an artist's eye with a scientist's erudition to illuminate, as never before, the magic and mysteries of the human mind. Long treasured by literary readers for her uncommon ability to bridge the gap between... more...

  • The Zookeeper's Wifeby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2013; US$ 18.78

    A remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II - for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Postmistress. more...

  • The Zookeeper's Wifeby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    A remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II - for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Postmistress. more...