The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 13, 2011 - Nature - 208 pages
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The renowned author of A Natural History of the Senses takes readers in search of the "rarest of the rare, " species likely to disappear before most of us have ever seen them. From Brazil to the Pacific to Japan, Ackerman shares her concern at the animals' plight, rejoices at the chance to experience them, and cheers those who work to save these fantastic creatures.


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Review: The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

User Review  - Maggie Jaicomo - Goodreads

I wanted to like this book. Diane Ackerman seems like such an interesting lady with lots of experiences to share. But the one thing I just couldn't get over was how hard it felt like she was trying to ... Read full review

Review: The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

User Review  - jeffrey - Goodreads

A travelogue written by a poet-philosopher. Highly recommended! Read full review

Contents

MONK SEALS
3
IN THE AMAZON WHERE THE SUN DINES
29
SHORTTAILED ALBATROSSES
43
GOLDEN LION TAMARINS
95
THE WINTER PALACE OF MONARCHS
131
INSECT LOVE
141
INDEX
182
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About the author (2011)

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 best-selling The Zookeeper s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives with her husband Paul West in Ithaca, New York.

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