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  • The Homing Instinct: The Story and Science of Migrationby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The story and science of how animals find their way home. more...

  • The Geese of Beaver Bogby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training and a nature lover's boundless enthusiasm, he set out to understand the travails and triumphs of the Canada geese living in the beaver bog adjacent... more...

  • Why We Runby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    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. At once lyrical and scientific, Why We Run shows Heinrich's signature... more...

  • Winter Worldby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions. Examining... more...

  • Mind of the Ravenby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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. At the heart... more...

  • The Snoring Birdby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Although Gerd Heinrich, a devoted naturalist, specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich tried to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities. In this extraordinary memoir, the award-winning author shares the ways in which his relationship with his father, combined... more...

  • The Geese of Beaver Bogby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training and a nature lover's boundless enthusiasm, he set out to understand the travails and triumphs of the Canada geese living in the beaver bog adjacent... more...

  • Winter Worldby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions. Examining... more...

  • Ravens in Winterby Bernd Heinrich

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?One of the most interesting discoveries I?ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.? ? E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn?t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven?s willingness to share. The more Bernd... more...

  • The Trees in My Forestby Bernd Heinrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Ina book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest. more...