Search Results: "Bernd Heinrich"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TREES IN MY FOREST by Bernd Heinrich
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Heinrich tells us more about trees than we'd ever dream of wondering, yet manages to transform the esoterica into a fascinating tribute to nature's superior design."
This lyrical testament to the stunning complexity of the natural world also documents one man's bid to make a difference on his own little patch of land. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"The stories are plain engrossing—in their elucidation, their breadth of examples, and their barely contained sense of awe and admiration. (Drawings throughout)"
An array of ways to beat the cold when central heating isn't an option, from National Book Award nominee Heinrich (Racing the Antelope, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1999

"There lies the gauge of his enterprise, understanding, and passion. (illustrations, not seen)"
Still wild about ravens after all these years, award-winning zoologist Heinrich (Univ. of Vermont; The Trees in My Forest, 1997, etc.) continues his investigations into the big crow's behavior. Read full book review >

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ONE WILD BIRD AT A TIME by Bernd Heinrich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one's own backyard."
An eminent biologist shares the joys of bird-watching and how observing the anomalous behaviors of individual birds has guided his research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR IN THE MAINE WOODS by Bernd Heinrich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"More boring than Walden."
Heinrich's tedious personal account of 12 long months holed up in the wilderness of western Maine is so didactic and self-involved that it makes the reader want to hightail it to the nearest strip mall, where people are at least what they seem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 2012

"If you can't spend an afternoon watching beetles and hearing Heinrich's stories on how nature recycles its dead, this book is the next best thing."
Heinrich (Biology Emeritus/Univ. of Vermont; The Nesting Season: Cuckoos, Cuckolds and the Invention of Monogamy, 2010, etc.) explores the taboos and relevance of scavengers, the "life-giving links that keep nature's systems humming along smoothly." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER WORLD by Bernd Heinrich
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"As with the author's Winter World (2003), Heinrich presents natural science at its engaging best."
Heinrich (The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology, 2007, etc.) gets intimate with the plants and animals of summer. Read full book review >

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THE HOMING INSTINCT by Bernd Heinrich
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A special treat for readers of natural history."
A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Flooding off these pages is a man who loves his life, brimming with curiosity and deeply respectful of the creatures and environment around him. (Line drawings by the author)"
An intriguing and entertaining exploration into the things that runners can learn from animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILENT ANGEL by Heinrich Bîll
Released: June 27, 1994

"Not naturally engaging, but a great document and an important artifact."
The late Nobel Prize winner's first novel, written in 1950 and hitherto untranslated (it was first published in Germany in 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"The insights are worth the cover price anyhow, despite the author's occasional reactionary comments and his priggishness."
A fusty, indignant report—dated 1983—from Tibet by Harrer (Seven Years in Tibet, not reviewed), the now-celebrated adventurer who briefly returned to his "second home" 30 years after fleeing China's invasion. Read full book review >