The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

by Diane Ackerman
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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 Amazon 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679776239
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 644,617
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Diane Ackerman has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to garnering many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the bestselling The Zookeeper’s Wife and A Natural History of the Senses. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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Rarest of the Rare : Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get catipillers from our butterfly plant and we raise them intill they become monarc butterflys.this book is great:)!!!!!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay good book