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Diane Ackerman

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Deep Play
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2000
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77135-7 (0-679-77135-2)

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... Read more






I Praise My Destroyer
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2000
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77134-0 (0-679-77134-4)

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 form/it may deal."

Imbued with ravishing imagery, these exuberant... Read more






Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1993
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74304-0 (0-679-74304-9)

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... Read more






Moon By Whale Light
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74226-5 (0-679-74226-3)

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. Read more






A Natural History of Love
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76183-9 (0-679-76183-7)

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... Read more






A Natural History of the Senses
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1991
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73566-3 (0-679-73566-6)

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... Read more






The Rarest of the Rare
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1997
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77623-9 (0-679-77623-0)

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 to our own. Traveling from the Amazon rain forest to a forbidding island... Read more






A Slender Thread
Written by Diane Ackerman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77133-3 (0-679-77133-6)

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... Read more





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