Summer World by Bernd Heinrich
A Season of Bounty

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“Bernd Heinrich is one of our greatest living naturalists in the tradition of Gerald Durrell….A national treasure.”

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Summer World is an intimate, accessible, and eloquent illumination of animal survival in the Summer months from Bernd Heinrich, bestselling author of Winter World and “our latter-day Thoreau” (Publishers Weekly). Pulitzer Prize-winner Edmond O. Wilson (On Human Nature) calls Heinrich’s fascinating exploration and appreciation of the natural order a, “lovely book, meticulously etched and based on impassioned but exacting scientific research,” while the New York Times Book Review raves, “Animals come to life in gripping detail...and so does Heinrich…. The man is irrepressible.”


About Bernd Heinrich

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Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, and Why We Run. He writes for Scientific American, Outside, American Scientist, and Audubon, and has published book reviews and op-eds for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Among Heinrich's many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction, for Life Everlasting.
Published April 1, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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This is the kind of doorstep science that encourages you to take an interest in what is happening in your yard—to attend, as Heinrich does, to the organ-pipe mud dauber building its tunnels, or a flying crane doing its strange boogie.

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For most creatures, it’s “the season of reproduction, feeding, growing and trying to avoid being eaten.” For the scientist, it’s time to get super-busy, muddy, viciously stung and lucky — as in “I also found a female black ichneumon wasp in the act of injecting an egg into a young tiger swallowta...

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With awe and unmatched expertise, Heinrich explores hundreds of questions like these.Exquisitely illustrated with dozens of the author's own drawings, Summer World is Bernd Heinrich's most engaging book to date, a fascinating work from one of our very best science writers. ...

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