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Bernd Heinrich (1) (1940–)

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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 näytä lisää many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award for nonfiction, for Life Everlasting. näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

A Year in the Maine Woods (1994) 506 kappaletta
Why We Run: A Natural History (2001) 387 kappaletta
The Trees in My Forest (1997) 383 kappaletta
Summer World: A Season of Bounty (2009) 333 kappaletta
The Geese of Beaver Bog (2004) 171 kappaletta
Bumblebee Economics (1979) 119 kappaletta
One Man's Owl (1987) 113 kappaletta

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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 | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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LibraryCin | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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
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cspiwak | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
3.5. Fascinating study by a leading authority.
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ben_r47 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |



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