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A Natural History Of The Senses
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|September 10, 1991

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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…
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
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|February 7, 2017

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The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. 1939: the Germans have invaded Poland. The keepers of the Warsaw zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, survive the bombardment of the city, only to see the occupiers ruthlessly…
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
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|October 1, 2002

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In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a hummingbird or…
The Human Age
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|September 15, 2015

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A New York Times Bestseller Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo…
Deep Play
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|August 8, 2000

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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…
A Natural History Of Love: Author Of The National Bestseller A Natural History Of The Senses

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The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic…
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
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|October 4, 2005

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Zookeeper's Wife , an ambitious and enlightening work that 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…
Dawn Light: Dancing With Cranes And Other Ways To Start The Day
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|August 24, 2010

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"It's easy to live in the moment when you're immersed in Ackerman's glorious prose." — Washington Post In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, one of our most celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalists awakens…
La femme du gardien de zoo
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|January 6, 2016

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Poétesse et dramaturge, essayiste et naturaliste née en 1948, longtemps professeur de littérature, Diane Ackerman vit dans l'Etat de New York. Elle est l'auteure de quelque vingt essais et récits. Ont notamment paru en France Le Livre des sens (Grasset, 1991) et…
I Praise My Destroyer: Poems
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|August 22, 2000

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In her first new book of poetry since Jaguar of Sweet Laughter , poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman combines her deep understanding of the world with her immense passion for language to craft richly sensual poems that "honor all life/wherever and in whatever…
The Rarest Of The Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds
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|January 14, 1997

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Ackerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short-tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys: the world's rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats. She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning…
Jaguar Of Sweet Laughter: New And Selected Poems

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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.…
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