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The author of the book: Diane Ackerman
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.83 MB
Edition: Random House Inc (T)
Date of issue: June 2nd 1990
ISBN: 0394573358
ISBN 13: 9780394573359

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Over a decade ago I picked up a book that changed my life. It was Diane Ackerman's "A Natural History of the Senses", and her humanist, holistic, sensitive approach to that most basic of subjects; how we sense the world, was a revelation. Her writing was inclusive and funny, at once deep and yet accessible. She loved to explore complex issues like the olfactory system, or the sounding of whales, and to take the reader along on that exploration. Science was no longer dry and I was no longer excluded from it. I read it like a novel.

Since then I've lost two copies to 'borrowers' and given away five. Whenever I feel that I have nothing to say, I take this book from the shelf, read a few paragraphs about something, anything, and am immediately reminded that my ability to experience is a series of miracles. It may not inspire me immediately, but within a few hours I'll have seen or smelt, touched or heard or tasted something that I want to write about - and Ackerman will have worked her magic on me again.

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Ebook A Natural History of the Senses read Online! Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestsellers The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses.

The Zookeeper’s Wife, a little known true story of WWII, became a New York Times bestseller, and received the Orion Book Award, which honored it as, "a groundbreaking work of nonfiction." A movie of The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, releases in theaters March 31st, 2017 from Focus Features.

She lives with her husband Paul West in Ithaca, New York.

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