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Author Ackerman, Diane, 1948-

Title Dawn light : dancing with cranes and other ways to start the day / Diane Ackerman.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    508.2 ACK    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 240 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents Prologue: a dawning pleasure -- Dawn mother -- Spring: Palm Beach, Florida. Dawn among the palms -- Just a little rain -- A calamity of cranes -- The lost night sky -- Forget bats -- Some tales we tell -- Venus observed -- In the spirit of Monet -- Festivals of the dawn -- Troubadours -- Missive -- Red dawns and fields of green -- Time races Dawn's many faces -- Summer: Ithaca, New York. Dangerous dawn -- In the spirit of Sei Sh┼Źnagon -- Dawn in the garden of cosmic reflection --Matins with the neighbors (two-legged and four) -- The solstice bird -- In the spirit of Hokusai -- On the ledge of the morning -- Dew drop in -- Where it's summer -- Woodpecker dawn -- Glory days -- Autumn.The murmuring of innumerable bees -- Honeycombing -- An angle on Archimedes -- A little Sabbath with the sun -- Autumn dawn -- False dawn -- Nothing doing -- In the vase of the universe -- Clever as clever -- Field guides -- Winter. Where it's winter -- Water, water everywhere -- Crystals -- One bad rooster spoils the barnyard -- After hours -- The silence that is not there and the silence that is -- Time well spent.
Summary A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns, drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.
Subject Monet, Claude, 1840-1926.
Sei Sh┼Źnagon, approximately 967.
Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849.
Seasons -- Psychological aspects.
Nature -- Psychological aspects.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Palm Beach (Fla.)
Ithaca (N.Y.)
ISBN 9780393061734 (hardcover)
0393061736 (hardcover)

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