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Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, and Why We Run. He writes for numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Outside, and Audubon. Among Heinrich's mostra'n més many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award for nonfiction, for Life Everlasting. mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: University of Vermont

Obres de Bernd Heinrich

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival (2003) 851 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
A Year in the Maine Woods (1994) 507 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Ravens in Winter: A Zoological Detective Story (1989) 458 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Why We Run: A Natural History (2001) 390 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Trees in My Forest (1997) 385 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Summer World: A Season of Bounty (2009) 332 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death (2012) 262 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Geese of Beaver Bog (2004) 171 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Bumblebee Economics (1979) 119 exemplars
One Man's Owl (1987) 113 exemplars, 2 ressenyes

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I found this a fascinating book. While the main part is a memoir of the author's life journey from a child running for fun to a middle-aged man training for an ultra-marathon, along the way we are treated to excellent lessons on the physiology of insects, birds, reptiles and mammals as pertaining to endurance running (or flying). Very well written, in my opinion, and never let my interest flag.
SteveCarl | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 24, 2024 |
I think this one wasn't quite what I was expecting when I picked it up. I was excited to learn what there might be to know about ravens, but this often feels as much or more like a book about the experience of studying ravens as about the birds themselves. Or even about the difficulty of studying ravens, since they are skittish, highly individual, extremely smart, frequently unpredictable, and often impossible for even experienced humans to tell apart. Still, the author has a lot of very interesting things to say about the birds, both tame and wild, that he spent time with, about his observations of their behavior and what it might mean, and, at the end of the book, also some speculative thoughts about what it means for an animal to be "conscious" and whether ravens qualify. I found it a bit dry in places, but surprisingly exciting in others, and ultimately well worth reading, as it does do a good job of conveying just why ravens are so cool, so fascinating, and still so mysterious.

Rating: I went back and forth on this a bit, but despite finding it a little bit of an uneven read, I think I'm going to have to give it 4/5.
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bragan | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | May 4, 2024 |
3.25 stars

Not just about birds, but butterflies, bees, insects, other critters, humans, even trees… and home. What makes a home and compels critters to create that home and either migrate to/from or just want to “cocoon” and stay there?

I found some of the info more interesting than others. Of course, it started off with birds and other critters that migrate and how they manage to find their way to/from. But the book expands far beyond, even speculating on humans and home. I have to agree with others that I could have done without the hunting chapter. Even though this wasn’t an audio book, I did lose interest at times, though, which is why the rating somewhere between “ok” and “good” for me.… (més)
LibraryCin | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 20, 2024 |
An interesting exploration of how nature converts energy. I can understand how some people might find some of the stories upsetting… the author is an avid hunter and most animal lovers probably wince at the combination of the word slingshot with the word hummingbird. Still, there is a lot to learn here, from the contributions of birds and beetles to the role of man himself in the recycling of life on earth
cspiwak | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |



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