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Jennifer Ackerman

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Jennifer G. Ackerman is a writer specializing in the sciences. A contributor to the "New York Times", "National Geographic", & many other publications, she is a former staff writer & researcher for the book division of the National Geographic Society. She has lectured at Harvard, MIT, the visa mer University of Virginia, the Nature Conservancy, & other institutions. Her first book, "Notes from the Shore", was published in 1995. Ackerman won a Bunting fellowship & a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to write "Chance in the House of Fate". She is married to the novelist Karl Ackerman & has two daughters. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 192 exemplar
National Geographic Magazine 1998 v194 #1 July (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
The Genius of Birds, Other Minds, The Hidden Life of Trees (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1959
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Utbildning
Yale University (BA, English), 1980
Relationer
Ackerman, Karl (husband)
Kort biografi
[from What an Owl Knows]
Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for more than three decades. Her previous books include The Bird Way, the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Birds, Birds by the Shore, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream, and Chance in the House of Fate. Ackerman's articles and essays have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and many other publications. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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What an Owl Knows - Ackerman
4 stars

Owls know many, many things about being owls. Jennifer Ackerman knows many things about them. I enjoyed this book. How could I not? As Ackerman says in her preface, owls are perennial and universal favorites.

This book is full of information, but it never devolves into a list of endless factoids. Ackerman writes with a balance of scientific data and personal anecdotes. I had a kindle copy of this book and also listened to a bit of the audio which Ackerman reads herself. I preferred the text with its pictures of different owl species. However, Ackerman does some great owl imitations on the audiobook. Beginning to end, both editions of the book kept my interest.… (mer)
 
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msjudy | 6 andra recensioner | May 16, 2024 |
I found this book interesting, especially the section on raising young. And the section on owls in our culture, including some of the beliefs that persist to this day.

The book is more of an overview than a deep dive into the subject -- perfect for general readers. But watch out...some of the pictures are creepy!
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LynnB | 6 andra recensioner | May 11, 2024 |
A fun collection of research and anecdotes about bird intelligence. While a few of the facts are repeated here and there (caching stories especially) overall it was interesting and enjoyable
 
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cspiwak | 44 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is a great book.It is really more of a light survey than a deep dive.The author explores aspects of owl physiology and behavior while relating experiences with different researchers or conservationists along the way. Particularly enjoyed the section dealing with how human perceptions and superstitions about the bird effect it’s status in different cultures.
 
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Medlemmar
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ISBN
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