Dawn Light

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Dawn Light

Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

By Diane Ackerman

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393061734, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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.