Heinrich, Bernd (1940 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Bernd Heinrich was born in Germany (April 19, 1940) and moved to Wilton, Maine as a child. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA and is Professor Emeriti of Biology at the University of Vermont. He spends much of the year at a rustic cabin that he built himself in the woods near Weld, Maine. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door. Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and is a world class ultra-marathon runner.

Selected Bibliograhy

  • Bumblebee Economics (1979)
  • In a Patch of Fireweed (1984)
  • One Man's Owl (1987)
  • Ravens in Winter (1989)
  • Owl in the House: A Naturalist's Diary (1990)
  • The Hot-Blooded Insects: Strategies and Mechanics of Thermoregulation (1993)
  • A Year in the Maine Woods (1994)
  • The Thermal Warriors: Strategies of Insect Survival (1996)
  • The Trees in My Forest (1997)
  • Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (1999)
  • Racing the Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us About Running and Life (2001)
  • Why We Run: A Natural History (2002)
  • Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival (2003)
  • The Geese of Beaver Bog (2003)
  • The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (2007)
  • Summer World: A Season of Bounty (2009)
  • Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death (2012)