Diane also writes nature books for children: Animal
Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in
the Night.
Diane Ackerman
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Diane Ackerman was born in Waukegan, Illinois. She
received an M.A., M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell
University. Her works of nonfiction include, most
The Zookeeper's Wife, narrative nonfiction
about one of the most successful hideouts of World
War II, a tale of people, animals, and subversive
acts of compassion;
An Alchemy of Mind, a poetics
of the brain based on the latest neuroscience;
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My
Garden; Deep Play
, which considers play, creativity,
and our need for transcendence;
A Slender Thread,
about her work as a crisisline counselor;
The Rarest
of the Rare
and The Moon by Whale Light, in which
she explores the plight and fascination of
endangered animals;
A Natural History of Love; On
Extended Wings
, her memoir of flying; and the
A Natural History of the Senses.