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Diane Ackerman

Author, "The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us"

Diane Ackerman is the author of many works of poetry and nonfiction, including "The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us" and "One Hundred Names for Love, a Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing." Her narrative "The Zookeeper's Wife" was a New York Times bestseller for over a year. She has the usual distinction of having a molecule named after her, dianeackerone, a sex pheromone in crocodilians. Website: www.dianeackerman.com.