"Our sense of wonder grows exponentially; the greater the knowledge, the deeper the mystery."

-- E.O. Wilson

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Author Blurb -- Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman has that rare ability to make interesting, even topics or information which might not at first glance, seem interesting. Her exquisite writing has often been called 'poetic' or 'lyrical' even though her usual topics are in the realm of science or natural history (she does publish works of poetry as well). Her own sense of wonder oozes through each subject she tackles. I've especially enjoyed her books, "An Alchemy of Mind" and "A Natural History of the Senses" but all her works contain passages that delight and enchant. Her most recent best-selling nonfiction volume is "The Zookeeper's Wife."

Her personal webpage is here: http://dianeackerman.com/

And here, an online interview with her.


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