A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich

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Heinrich's dream was to focus on one small place and get to know it in intimate detail. He cut the logs for a cabin in the woods, dragging them into place with oxen, and then, alone except for his pet raven Jack, without electricity or running water, settled in to rediscover the meaning of peace and quiet and harmony with nature--rediscovering what it means to be alive.
 

About Bernd Heinrich

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Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including "One Man's Owl", and "Ravens in Winter". "Bumblebee Economics" was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and "A Year in the Maine Woods" won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors' Award for Literary Excellence.
 
Published November 1, 1994 by Pressure Applications. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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and making flatulent observations like ``Life is not a spectator sport.'' Heinrich should have learned a lesson from the mountain men he calls his heroes: ``tough men, who did not write books about their exploits, or even talk of them.'' Banality posing as self-knowledge.

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A professor of zoology at the University of Vermont, Heinrich here recounts a recent year he spent in the western Maine wilderness.

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