The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

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Documents the heroic true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski who, in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland, saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. Reprint. 70,000 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author by : Diane Ackerman
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-09-17
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780393333060


The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

The Zookeeper S Wife A War Story

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The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain. A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these "guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story—sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

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Genre : History
Author by : Diane Ackerman
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2008-09-17
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 0393069354


The Zookeeper S Wife

The Zookeeper S Wife

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Documents the heroic true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa. 70,000 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author by : Diane Ackerman
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2007
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 0393061728


The Human Age

The Human Age

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A New York Times Bestseller Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have “subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness.” We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a “frozen ark,” equip orangutans with iPads and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating—perhaps saving—our future and that of our fellow creatures. A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight and inform intelligent life for a long time to come. “The Human Age is a dazzling achievement: immensely readable, lively, polymathic, audacious.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Diane Ackerman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-09-09
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781443423014


The Zookeeper S War

The Zookeeper S War

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It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realizes that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. This is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing and no one, it seems, can be trusted. The Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Steven Conte
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-11-22
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781849169912


An Alchemy Of Mind

An Alchemy Of Mind

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Zookeeper's Wife, an ambitious and enlightening work that combines an artist's eye with a scientist's erudition to illuminate, as never before, the magic and mysteries of the human mind. Long treasured by literary readers for her uncommon ability to bridge the gap between art and science, celebrated scholar-artist Diane Ackerman returns with the book she was born to write. Her dazzling new work, An Alchemy of Mind, offers an unprecedented exploration and celebration of the mental fantasia in which we spend our days—and does for the human mind what the bestselling A Natural History of the Senses did for the physical senses. Bringing a valuable female perspective to the topic, Diane Ackerman discusses the science of the brain as only she can: with gorgeous, immediate language and imagery that paint an unusually lucid and vibrant picture for the reader. And in addition to explaining memory, thought, emotion, dreams, and language acquisition, she reports on the latest discoveries in neuroscience and addresses controversial subjects like the effects of trauma and male versus female brains. In prose that is not simply accessible but also beautiful and electric, Ackerman distills the hard, objective truths of science in order to yield vivid, heavily anecdotal explanations about a range of existential questions regarding consciousness, human thought, memory, and the nature of identity.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Diane Ackerman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-30
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781439125083


Good Night Gorilla

Good Night Gorilla

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A must have classic for all baby bedtimes and gifting opportunities. Good night, Gorilla. . . Good night, Elephant. . . It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp. The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old. Look for Peggy Rathmann's other lively favorites 10 Minutes Till Bedtime and The Day the Babies Crawled Away.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Peggy Rathmann
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1994-04-13
File : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9780698152236


What Do You Do If You Work At The Zoo

What Do You Do If You Work At The Zoo

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From Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page comes an early introduction to one of young readers' favorite places: the zoo! Going to the zoo is so exciting! You might see penguins swimming underwater, snakes sunning in the reptile house, or giraffes eating leaves out of high trees. You might even see people at the zoo, ones just like you! But what do those people do? Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page introduce young readers to the people who keep zoo animals safe, healthy, and happy, even though they aren't in the wild habitats they've evolved for. From cuddling a baby kangaroo to trimming elephant toenails to playing soccer with a rhino, zookeepers work hard and do some pretty wacky things to take care of the incredible animals we see. So, what would you do if you were in the zookeeper's shoes? Turn the page and find out!

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Genre : Zoo keepers
Author by : Steve Jenkins
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Release : 2020
File : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9780544387591


The Arbornaut

The Arbornaut

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“An eye-opening and enchanting book by one of our major scientist-explorers.” —Diane Ackerman, author of The Zookeeper’s Wife Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by National Geographic, the biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman—aka “CanopyMeg”—takes us on an adventure into the “eighth continent” of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action Welcome to the eighth continent! As a graduate student exploring the rain forests of Australia, Meg Lowman realized that she couldn’t monitor her beloved leaves using any of the usual methods. So she put together a climbing kit: she sewed a harness from an old seat belt, gathered hundreds of feet of rope, and found a tool belt for her pencils and rulers. Up she went, into the trees. Forty years later, Lowman remains one of the world’s foremost arbornauts, known as the “real-life Lorax.” She planned one of the first treetop walkways and helps create more of these bridges through the eighth continent all over the world. With a voice as infectious in its enthusiasm as it is practical in its optimism, The Arbornaut chronicles Lowman’s irresistible story. From climbing solo hundreds of feet into the air in Australia’s rainforests to measuring tree growth in the northeastern United States, from searching the redwoods of the Pacific coast for new life to studying leaf eaters in Scotland’s Highlands, from conducting a BioBlitz in Malaysia to conservation planning in India and collaborating with priests to save Ethiopia’s last forests, Lowman launches us into the life and work of a field scientist, ecologist, and conservationist. She offers hope, specific plans, and recommendations for action; despite devastation across the world, through trees, we can still make an immediate and lasting impact against climate change. A blend of memoir and fieldwork account, The Arbornaut gives us the chance to live among scientists and travel the world—even in a hot-air balloon! It is the engrossing, uplifting story of a nerdy tree climber—the only girl at the science fair—who becomes a giant inspiration, a groundbreaking, ground-defying field biologist, and a hero for trees everywhere. Includes black-and-white illustrations

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Meg Lowman
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2021-08-10
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780374721022


The Keeper S Wife

The Keeper S Wife

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Johnny Monsons old friend Belinda Pappos has spent over thirty years as a clinical psychologist, working at a local clinic near Jacksonville, Florida. As a youngster, shed spent much of her free time during the beautiful summer of 1976 with Johnny, who lived on his sailboat at a city marina in St. Augustine, Florida. As an aspiring writer he relishes in the peaceful solitude offered by a life close to the sea yet, by its very nature, such solitude also brings with it time for introspection, maybe too much time? Life being life, Monson grows older, and he ruminants over a woman hed fallen in love with those long years agothinking, fantasizing, and searching his troubled soul for answers to questions that no one could answer. He turns back to his long-time friend for help. The therapist launches John Monson into a strange cerebral journey as he recalls the summer day when he first met a female student in St. Augustine. There was something anomalous about the woman, a mysterious quality that has befuddled him for almost forty years. Sailing, witchcraft, rough dialogue, a story that will keep the reader thinking, and a wealth of colorful charactersthose off-the-grid people who live, or are at least more noticed, in many of Americas small towns. These are hard-working, blue-collar folks who possess a very substantive yet illusory quality. Cuddle up in a blanket when its cold and rainy outside, pour yourself a warm cup of coffee, and read The Keepers Wife. The Keepers Wife is fun, thought-provoking and, at the same time, an easy read. The book will become legendary for its pure, psychological appeal.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : John Hatch
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-08-23
File : 412 Pages
ISBN : 9781524536855