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Dawn Light - Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

Diane Ackerman

In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn-drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping. As a patient and learned observer of animal and human physiology and behavior, she introduces us to varieties of bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, while she herself "migrates" from winter in Florida to spring, summer, and fall in upstate New York. 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.

In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn-drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping. As a patient and learned observer of animal and human physiology and behavior, she introduces us to varieties of bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, while she herself "migrates" from winter in Florida to spring, summer, and fall in upstate New York. 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.
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In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn-drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping. As a patient and learned observer of animal and human physiology and behavior, she introduces us to varieties of bird music and other signs of avian intelligence, while she herself "migrates" from winter in Florida to spring, summer, and fall in upstate New York. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laural Merlington

Length:

6h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:23