Dawn Light

Dawn Light

Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on sources ranging from meteorology and religion to history and organic farming to introduce bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, in a series of meditations that describe the author's migration-copying travels between New York and Florida.

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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 farming, and beekeeping. As a patient and learned observer of animal and human physiology and behavior, she introduces us to varieties of bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, while she herself "migrates" from winter in Florida to spring, summer, and fall in upstate New York. Humans might luxuriate in the idea of being "in" nature, Ackerman points out, but we often forget that we are nature-for "no facet of nature is as unlikely as we, the tiny bipeds with the giant dreams." Joining science's devotion to detail with religion's appreciation of the sublime, Dawn Light is an impassioned celebration of the miracles of evolution-especially human consciousness of our numbered days on a turning earth.
Celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist Diane Ackerman, author of the bestseller The Zookeeper's Wife, explores a year of dawns in her most personal book to date.

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on a diverse range of sources from meteorology and religion to history and organic farming to introduce readers to bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, in a series of meditations that describe the author's migration-copying travels between New York and Florida. Simultaneous.

Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media Inc, 2009
ISBN: 9781400113149
1400113148
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC 508.2 ACKER
Characteristics: digital
6 sound discs (approximately 7 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Merlington, Laural

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