Books by Jennifer G. Ackerman

Released: June 1, 2001

"All this is related in a rich, baroque style, one that allows Ackerman to celebrate the unity of nature even as she marvels at evolution 'as a unfolding scroll shot through with mystery.'"
Science writer Ackerman (Notes from the Shore, 1995) takes her title from a motion sculpture that, when activated by a crank, may drop a marble into a cup—or may jiggle a blade to fall like a guillotine—her metaphor for evolution in general, as well as one's own hereditary fate. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1995

"A lovely book."
A lyrical meditation on the scientific and philosophical meaning to be found in one short stretch of Delaware coastline. Read full book review >