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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 recently,
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 bestseller
A Natural
History of the Senses.
Diane also writes nature books for
children:
Animal Sense; Monk Seal
Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the
Night.
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Author
Diane Ackerman
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