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Ackerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys the world s rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own Traveling from the rain forest to a forbidding island off the coast of Japan, enduring everythiAckerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys the world s rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own Traveling from the rain forest to a forbidding island off the coast of Japan, enduring everything from broken ribs to a beating by an irate seal, Ackerman reveals her subjects in all their splendid particularity She shows us how they feed, mate, and migrate She eavesdrops on their class and courtship dances She pays tribute to the men and women hwo have deoted their lives to saving them.
  • Title: The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds
  • Author: Diane Ackerman
  • ISBN: 9780679776239
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback

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Ross Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
This is the second Ackerman book I've tried, and the second I've put down after less than fifty pages. I only tried again because of my interest in the book's topic, endangered and extinct fauna. Fool me twice, shame on me.On the plus side, this book did reaffirm why I dislik her writing style: overuse of metaphor. Instead of judiciously sprinkling metaphors where needed to better explain a concept or to draw a pleasing parallel, Ackerman seems to work towards a quota. Two or three per sentence, [...]
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Preeti Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
So after reading The Zookeeper's Wife, I wanted to see what else Diane Ackerman had out there. Of course I was happy to learn that she loves animals and has written a few books about her adventures. I was able to find this at my library. Though it took me a while to get through (summer is always busy!) I finally finished and I really liked it. I do like Ackerman's writing - it can be so lyrical and thoughtful, though at times it was a bit too sappy for me. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars but [...]
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Julia Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
I love Diane Ackerman's writing for the same reason I love Annie Dillard; both have excellent science backgrounds, and both write like philosopher/poets. If you don't have time to read the whole book, the introduction itself is a small gem. I had to smile when she talks about pulling out The Home Planet, which is one of my favorite books of photographs of earth taken from space. As she looks through the book, she says, "the book contains visual mnemonics of how I feel about natureFrom the desert [...]
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Stephen Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Rarest of the Rare.Books are windows on the world. I rely on writers like Diane Ackerman to take me places that I perhaps will never get to go. Ackerman is a poet that likes to explore, as she writes in “Rarest of the Rare,” another collection of her adventures in faraway places. “In the rain forest, no niche lies unused. No emptiness goes unfilled. No gasp of sunlight goes untrapped. In a million vest pockets, a million life-forms quietly tick. No other place on earth feels so lush. Somet [...]
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Karen Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Ackerman has a lovely personal way of writing about the wonders of the world. She calls herself a nature ecstatic and that description is perfect! Not all essays in this collection are equally interesting but I enjoyed the language throughout.
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Margo Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Classic Ackerman. Beautifully rendered portraits of creatures and habitats you didn't know you cared about until you opened this book. Now you'll never forget them.
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Carl Rollyson Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Diane Ackerman, working once again as a kind of poet of thenatural world, chronicles her interactions with and meditationson a series of endangered species and habitats.Diane She has a gift for describing natural phenomenain a manner, at once direct and lyrical, that allows readers toparticipate with her in her adventures in spheres both familiarand strange. In THE RAREST OF THE RARE, her focus shifts fromthe exotic short-tailed albatrosses, golden lion tamarinds to the well-known monarch butter [...]
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Lisa Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Purple prose. Purple, like when Jason Stackhouse took too much V and his you-know-what swelled up like an eggplant. Purple, like Barney. I needed to read no further than the introduction, where, excuse me if I'm on crack, but the author calls an airplane a "steel mastodon". Are airplanes extinct but resembled elephants? Do they have big wavy tusks? I don't get it.Her over-written, flowery, and corny prose flat-out drowns, suffocates, and obliterates any insights or interesting facts that just mi [...]
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Bendick Ong Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Ackerman did it again! This is the second book I'd read written by her. My first, the moon by whale light, was the most heartening read, which caused me to want to read more of her fabulous stories - each being an adventure of its own.The stories about amazon fishes and insects are not that impressive, the ones on monk seals and tamarins are more engaging, but I love the writings on short-tailed albatrosses and monarch butterflies most. Their migration across oceans and continents is the most in [...]
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Mads Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
I have a theory that each writer has a place somewhere in the world that will make him bloom artistically if he can find that place. Just as 1930s Paris ignited Henry Miller, the fired up the imagination of Diane Ackerman (not that she wasn't an accomplished writer before traveling there). In "In the , Where the Sun Dines," one of the reportage pieces here, Ackerman's rich prose is well-matched by the fecundity she sees around her. She wrote, "There was so much life at every level that my sense [...]
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Geof Huth Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Took me just under 8 months to read this book only while I was microwaving my lunch on those few times I'm at the office and eating lunch. (NB: reading occurred only during microwaving, not during the eating of the lunch, except for today, when I decided to finish reading the last page's worth of the book at the beginning of lunch.) Not sure if I'll try to do this with another book or not.An interesting book on rare and extinct-leaning animals, but it loses much of its power as it goes on. The e [...]
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Jamie Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
I almost put this one down after only 5 pages being read, and I don't regret my choice to have continued until the end. Ackerman is very inspiring to animal and nature lovers alike and she makes one want to go off on a wild goose chase trying to find and study some rare endangered animal so that you might tell their story to the ignorant masses. I'm well aware of many species disappearing from our planet but was surprised by her choices of animals to persue, having no idea how beautiful, importa [...]
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Megan O'keefe Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Diane Ackerman is absolutely a new favorite author of mine. I am currently reading two of her other books. The Rarest of the Rare was the first book of Ackerman's that I read after she was recommended to me by a friend. She doesn't simply write about her life experiences, she truly describes and uses language that makes you feel like you were there or like you want to be there. I found myself re-reading passages several times as well as reading them to other people. Fantastic book!
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Maggie Jaicomo Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
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 be poetic. Well I enjoy prose and I believe it adds to the reading experience, not every single object needs that much description and some of the analogies were just plain bad.
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Kelly Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
I have to admit that my favorite part of this book was the introduction. Based on that, I thought I was going to love the book. I became bored with the rest of the book, though, to the point that I actually started skipping pages, which is something I never do. There's something about Diane Ackerman's writing style that I just don't care for.
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Debra Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
I admire Diane Ackerman's writing- both her subjects and her skill at creating word paintings. (Apparently people either love or hate her style.) In this 1995 book she examines vanishing species and fragile ecosystems. Fascinating.
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Erica Ferencik Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Diane Ackerman, just by her writing, has done this planet a great favor. The more people read her work and identify with her passion for the wonders of the natural world, the better chance we all have of surviving our own self destruction.
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Laura Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Ackerman writes non-fiction in a way that's beautiful but still understood. This book was wonderful. It made me want to visit the and also visit with monk seals and tamarins. A quick, easy, engaging, fascinating read.
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Hannah Thomas Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
This was an interesting little book that gave off some ways of nature that are among the rarest events and species that I didn't know about until now. If you're interested in nature itself and beauty, this something you would find fascinating
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Patricia Joynton Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Read this some time ago, and came across it to add. I enjoy her writings, and recall enjoying the book, but don't recall all the details. Perhaps I should reread it.
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jeffrey Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
A travelogue written by a poet-philosopher. Highly recommended!
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Tim Sutton Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Another incredible collection of essays from the magnificent hand of Diane Ackerman.
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Deborah Apr 06, 2020 - 17:10 PM
Absolutely transcendent. Possibly the most poetic science writing ever committed to the page. LOVED it.
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The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds By Diane Ackerman Ackerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys the world s rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own Traveling from the rain forest to a forbidding island off the coast of Japan, enduring everythiAckerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys the world s rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own Traveling from the rain forest to a forbidding island off the coast of Japan, enduring everything from broken ribs to a beating by an irate seal, Ackerman reveals her subjects in all their splendid particularity She shows us how they feed, mate, and migrate She eavesdrops on their class and courtship dances She pays tribute to the men and women hwo have deoted their lives to saving them.

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