Moon By Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats,Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Nature - 272 pages
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In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures.


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Four lengthy essays--expanded versions of pieces published in The New Yorker --describe Ackerman's experiences traveling to exotic places to work with field biologists studying the behavior of bats ... Read full review

Contents

In Praise of Bats
3
w a 77m Eyelids of Morning
60
The Moon by Whale Light 1 1 1
153
White Lanterns 1 81
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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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