The Snoring Bird

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 461 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 38.1mm | 408.23g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 006074216X
  • 9780060742164
  • 653,033

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"Arguably today's finest naturalist author...our latter-day Thoreau."--Publishers Weekly
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453 ratings
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3 18% (83)
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