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The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (P.S.)

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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 with his unique childhood, molded him into the scientist, and man, he is today. From Gerd's days as a soldier in Europe and the family's daring escape from the Red Army in 1945 to the rustic Maine farm they came to call home, Heinrich relates it all in his trademark style, making science accessible and awe-inspiring.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060742164
Subtitle:
My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology
Author:
Heinrich, Bernd
Author:
by Bernd Heinrich
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Heinrich, Bernd
Subject:
Biologists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.88 in. .90 lbs.

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