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    Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day (CD-Audio) By (author) Diane Ackerman, Narrator Laural Merlington

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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    Dawn Light
    Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane Ackerman, Narrator Laural Merlington
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400163144
    ISBN 10: 1400163145

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    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
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    LC classification: QB637.2 .A35 2009D
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    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Diane Ackerman is a bestselling author and poet whose many books include "A Natural History of the Senses," "A Natural History of Love," and "The Zookeeper's Wife," winner of the 2008 Orion Book Award. Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.
    Review quote
    ""It's easy to live in the moment when you're immersed in Ackerman's glorious prose, studded with arresting phrases and breathtakingly beautiful images."" ---The Washington Post