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Moon by Whale Light : And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, a

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 11/13/2009

Seller ID: 9780679742265

ISBN: 0679742263

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780393072419

ISBN: 039307241X

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Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia loss of language and could utter only a single syllable: "mem." The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other ... View more info

Natural History of The Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/23/2014

Seller ID: 0394573358

ISBN: 0394573358

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Natural History of the Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/28/2014

Seller ID: 9780679735663

ISBN: 0679735666

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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 planet Earth. " Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in." --The New York Times. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary) View more info

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Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393338751

ISBN: 0393338754

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In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, one of our most celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalists awakens us to the world at dawn. Diane Ackerman draws from sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, and poetry in order to celebrate that moment in which the deepest arcades of life and matter become visible. From spring in Ithaca, New York, to winter in Palm Beach, Florida, Dawn Light is an impassioned call to revel in our numbered days on a turning earth. A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, Booklist Editors Choice Award, Spi... View more info

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Cultivating Delight: A Natural history of my Garden

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 5/30/2012

Seller ID: 9780060505363

ISBN: 0060505362

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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 studying the slug, she welcomes the unexpected drama and extravagance as well as the sanctuary her garden offers.Written in sensuous, lyrical prose, Cultivating Delight is a hymn to nature and to the pleasure we take in it. View more info

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Human Age

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781443423007

ISBN: 1443423009

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Zookeeper's Wife

By: WW2/Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/1/2017

Seller ID: 9780739495797

ISBN: 0739495798

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Zookeeper's Wife

By: WW2/Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/26/2017

Seller ID: 9780393061727

ISBN: 0393061728

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When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants ott... View more info

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Zookeeper's Wife

By: WW2/Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393333060

ISBN: 039333306X

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When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants ott... View more info