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Bernd Heinrich

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The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine. Heinrich attended college at the University of Maine. He then earned his Ph.D in 1970 from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1971, he accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley where he became a professor of entomology. Between 1976 and 1977 he was a Guggenheim and Harvard Fellow. In 1980 Heinrich accepted a position as a professor of zoology/biology at the University of Vermont. From 1988 to 1989 he was a von Humboldt Fellow.



Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061136054
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Published: Ecco - May 29th, 2007

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world.

A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544986831
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 8th, 2018

Some of the world’s greatest writings on ravens and other birds, insects, trees, elephants, and more, collected for the first time in book form showing why Bernd Heinrich is so beloved for his “passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science” (New York Times)

From one of the finest scientist/writers of our time comes an

Why We Run: A Natural History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060958701
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2002

In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual -- and primal -- drive to win.

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544002265
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Published: Mariner Books - June 4th, 2013

“Bernd Heinrich is one of the finest naturalists of our time. Life Everlasting shines with the authenticity and originality that are unique to a life devoted to natural history in the field.”—Edward O. Wilson, author of The Future of Life and The Social Conquest of Earth

How does the animal world deal with death?

The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544484016
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Published: Mariner Books - April 21st, 2015

“A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history.” — Kirkus Reviews
Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places.

Summer World: A Season of Bounty Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060742188
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2010

How can cicadas survive—and thrive—at temperatures pushing 115°F? Do hummingbirds know what they're up against before they migrate over the Gulf of Mexico? Why do some trees stop growing taller even when three months of warm weather remain?