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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
by Diane Ackerman
The New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees...
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Categories: History
A Natural History of the Senses
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors; Science; Social Sciences
The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us
by Diane Ackerman
Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize. A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet. Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing
by Diane Ackerman
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington Post No other writer can blend the science of the brain with the love of language like Diane Ackerman. In this extraordinary memoir, she opens a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs
Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
by Diane Ackerman
A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns in her most personal book to date. In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn—drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors
The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
A Natural History of Love: Author of the National Bestseller A Natural History of the Senses
by Diane Ackerman
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 love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself. From...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; All Sports & Outdoors
I Praise My Destroyer: Poems
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Poetry
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Moon By Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats,Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
by Diane Ackerman
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.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: Poetry
Deep Play
by Diane Ackerman
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...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Philosophy
Die Frau des Zoodirektors: Eine Geschichte aus dem Krieg (German Edition)
by Diane Ackerman
Eine wahre Geschichte aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Während der Zweite Weltkrieg tobt, wird der Warschauer Zoo Schauplatz einer dramatischen Rettungsaktion, die über 300 Juden vor dem sicheren Tod bewahrt. Als Jan und Antonina Żabiński, der Zoodirektor und seine Frau, mitansehen, wie die Nazis in Polen einmarschieren, ist ihr Entsetzen...
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Categories: History
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story (Movie Tie-in) (Movie Tie-in Editions)
by Diane Ackerman
The movie The Zookeeper’s Wife , based on the New York Times bestselling book, opens March 2017. 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 kill many of their animals. The Nazis then carry off the prized...
Today's Price: $8.24
Categories: History
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