The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology

Paperback | June 24, 2008

byBernd Heinrich

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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.

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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 fa...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.82 inPublished:June 24, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006074216X

ISBN - 13:9780060742164

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“...splendid nature writing...a fascinating glimpse of the growth of one scientist’s mind. Heartily recommended.”