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

Description
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.


About the Author
DIANE ACKERMAN has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in addition to receiving many other awards and recognitions for her work, which includes the bestselling The Zookeeper s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses.