Poet, essayist and naturalist Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry. Her latest nonfiction book, The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, is a New York Times bestseller tapped as one the 100 Notable Books of 2014. It celebrates the natural world and human ingenuity, while exploring how the human race has become the single dominant force of change on the whole planet, and the many earth-shaking changes that now affect every part of our lives and those of our fellow creatures. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond raves of her "vivid writing, inexhaustible stock of insights, and unquenchable optimism?establishing her as a national treasure, and as one of our great authors." Ackerman's memoir, One Hundred Names for Love, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Circle Critics Award. The Zookeeper's Wife, a true story of Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who manage to save over three hundred people from the Nazis during WWII, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Orion Book Award. Ackerman's other works include: An Alchemy of Mind, a poetics of the brain based on the latest neuroscience; Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden; A Natural History of Love; and her bestseller, A Natural History of the Senses.