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

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

Bernd Heinrich

Language: English

Pages: 512

ISBN: 006074216X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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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