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Dawn light : dancing with cranes and other ways to start the day

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Named Person: Claude Monet; Sei Shōnagon; Hokusai Katsushika
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ackerman
ISBN: 9780393061734 0393061736
OCLC Number: 317473430
Description: xiv, 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 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 Shōnagon --
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.
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