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by Diane Ackerman

eBook The Moon by Whale Light - and Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians and Whales download ISBN: 0517156784
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing (March 31, 1996)
Language: English
ePub: 1424 kb
Fb2: 1822 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: azw txt lit lrf
Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

This book is excellent. Diane writes about bats, crocodilians, whales, and penguins.

I need to own this book, however, to remind myself of the beauty that can be created with mere letters, words, and phrases. This book is excellent. She went into the wild with them along with experts on each type of animal. It is very well written and interesting.

The book has 4 main sections focusing on 4 different animals: bats, crocodilians (alligators and crocodiles), whales, and penguins

The book has 4 main sections focusing on 4 different animals: bats, crocodilians (alligators and crocodiles), whales, and penguins. I was really looking forward to the whale chapter, especially since part of it took place in Hawaii - and I really enjoyed it. But This book had been on my reading list for a while, ever since I read The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds, which I loved. I finally got a hold of it through my library's inter-library exchange

adventures among bats, penguins, crocodilians, and whales. Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois.

The moon by whale light: and other adventures among bats, penguins, crocodilians, and whales. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her . in English from Cornell University. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings.

Fresh and most likable nature essays, first seen in The New Yorker in different versions. Ackerman (A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, et. sits at dusk in Mexico at the mouth of a cave

Fresh and most likable nature essays, first seen in The New Yorker in different versions. sits at dusk in Mexico at the mouth of a cave. In a moment, 20 million bats will rise and fly to their night's feeding.

Other Adventures among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales. In this book she explores the worlds of bats, crocodiles, whales and penguins.

The Moon by Whale Light : And Other Adventures among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales. She blends her own experience with mythology and interesting facts and turns each journey into an exciting adventure. When discussing bats she writes so beautifully you can almost imagine having a bat as a pet, and some people do. They seem cuddly and cute!

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Diane Ackerman has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to garnering many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

And Other Adventures Among Bats,Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales

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BOOKS BY Diane Ackerman. The Rarest of the Rare. The Moon by Whale Light. A Natural History of Love. Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems. A Natural History of the Senses. This fatalistic view sees us simply as one facet of nature among many other equally extraordinary facets; it may include a notion of God as an absentee landlord. Some people object to the way we play God, choosing to save some animals and pull the plug on others. For example, should so much environmental money have been spent on the condor, whose role as a scavenger has been eroded by civilization?

The Moon by Whale Light And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians and Whales By Diane .

The Moon by Whale Light And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians and Whales By Diane Ackerman 249 pages.

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Dominator
"The many colors were in the ever-bluing sky, in the cloud formations, the muted light, the midnight sun, the auroras dancing over still waters with icebergs and crash ice, and in areas that dazzled like small hand mirrors, through which black-and-white penguins dove." ~ pg. 233

Diane Ackerman is a woman who throws herself into her research with a sense of abandon. She blends her own experience with mythology and interesting facts and turns each journey into an exciting adventure. In this book she explores the worlds of bats, crocodiles, whales and penguins.

When discussing bats she writes so beautifully you can almost imagine having a bat as a pet, and some people do. They seem cuddly and cute! This was a surprise and anyone who is afraid of bats should read the first section. Not only are they loveable, they help to pollinate flowers and disperse seeds for trees.

The section on whales is magestic and awe inspiring. We learn about whales that "sail" and learn about various whale behaviours. Diane swims with a mother and a baby whale and they seem to be watching her as much as she is observing them.

To complete the book, a section on penguins looks at how they live in captivity vs. how they live in the wild. A close encounter with an attacking leopard seal adds excitement to the story about Antarctica. In each story, Diane Ackreman shows incredible bravery and makes you long for your own nature adventure. If you love this book, you may also enjoy:

A Natural History of the Senses
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain

~The Rebecca Review
Once I held a baby bat in my hands
as a child in Africa...
Rayli
A five star rating, and I wish I could give this book more. I borrowed The Moon by Whale Light from the public library, but I'll be ordering a paper copy for my personal library, something I normally only do with creativity reference books. I need to own this book, however, to remind myself of the beauty that can be created with mere letters, words, and phrases. Diane Ackerman's facility with language, with description, with detail is so amazing that I would forget that I was learning about bats, alligators, whales, and penguins. I was, instead, falling in love with the animals and the worlds they inhabit.
JoJoshura
Here is an author I would like to call and thank. Not only is she articulate, poetic and interesting, but her fascination with and love for her subjects shines in every essay she writes.
Here is the very special world of a woman who sees with the clarity of a scientist and writes with the perception of a poet. Moreover, she writes from her own experiences hanging out in front of bat caves, tackling 500 pound alligators and cuddling baby penguins in refrigerated nurseries. Nothing stops her and not much phases her, but a lot of what she sees and experiences makes her stop and think. It is the thinking that attracts me as much as her stories. She is hard at work on her own vision of the world and the place human beings occupy in it. It is a vision worth considering.
Expect to be drawn with lyrical, insightful writing into the worlds of the creatures Ackerman studies, but expect to find yourself looking down the throat of some tough questions as well. I always come away from one of her books with some new thoughts to chew on. This book shouldn't be missed.
Ylal
This book is excellent. Diane writes about bats, crocodilians, whales, and penguins. She went into the wild with them along with experts on each type of animal. It is very well written and interesting.
Livina
Very informative and touching book. I recommend her poetry, too.
Vijora
By the time this book got to me, it had been well loved. I can imagine how many countless hands have read these amazing story. The books binding was still good, and for the price it was worth the money
sunrise bird
great book, read it twice. Diane Ackerman is so talented.
This is a beautiful book, full of vivid descriptions and scientific information presented as lyrical prose. I read it for the first time 15 years ago and still remember it - it imprinted itself on my soul. A must-read for anyone who loves animals.