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Heinrich, Bernd 1940-

Works: 54 works in 250 publications in 4 languages and 18,325 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Biography  Rules  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QL753, 591.43
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Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
Explores the winter survival tactics of animals, including flying squirrels, grizzly bears, torpid turtles, and insects, revealing how these animals alter and adapt to an array of extraordinary conditions
The nesting season cuckoos, cuckolds, and the invention of monogamy by Bernd Heinrich( file )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
Why are the eggs of the marsh wren deep brown, the winter wren's nearly white, and the gray catbird's a brilliant blue? And what in the DNA of a penduline tit makes the male weave a domed nest of fibers and the female line it with feathers, while the bird-of-paradise male builds no nest at all, and his bower-bird counterpart constructs an elaborate dwelling? These are typical questions that Bernd Heinrich pursues in the engaging style we've come to expect from him- supplemented here with his own stunning photographs and original watercolors. One of the world's great naturalists and nature writers, Heinrich shows us how the sensual beauty of birds can open our eyes to a hidden evolutionary process. Nesting, as Heinrich explores it here, encompasses what fascinates us most about birds- from their delightful songs and spectacular displays to their varied eggs and colorful plumage; from their sex roles and mating rituals to nest parasitism, infanticide, and predation. What moves birds to mate and parent their young in so many different ways is what interests Heinrich- and his insights into the nesting behavior of birds has more than a little to say about our own
Bumblebee economics by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
The bumblebee spends its days gathering the resources needed by the hive -- honey for energy and pollen for protein. The author examines the intricate processes that make up this behavior, including discussions of thermoregulation and its behavioral application, and the way bumblebees choose flowers to harvest
Life everlasting : the animal way of death by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
"When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it inspired the acclaimed biologist/author to investigate a subject that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich focuses his wholly original gaze on the fascinating doings of creatures most of us would otherwise turn away from--field mouse burials conducted by carrion beetles; the communication strategies ravens, "the premier northern undertakers," use to do their work; and the "inadvertent teamwork" among wolves and large cats, foxes and weasels, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of killed prey. Heinrich reveals, too, how and where humans still play our ancient and important role as scavengers, thereby turning--not dust to dust--but life to life."--
Mind of the raven : investigations and adventures with wolf-birds by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
In Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, award-winning naturalist, finds himself dreaming of ravens and decides he must get to the truth about this animal reputed to be so intelligent. Much like a sleuth, Heinrich involves us in his quest, letting one clue lead to the next. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat, studying their daily routines, and in the process painting a vivid picture of the world as lived by the ravens. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too
Ravens in winter by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Heinrich's account of ravens as they foraged, when he banded fledglings, and in a giant aviary, where he studied them and vice versa
Summer world : a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Naturalist Heinrich brings us the same bottomless reserve of wonder and reverence for the teeming animal life of backwoods New England that he brought us in Winter World. Now he focuses on the animal kingdom in the extremes of the warmer months, with all its feeding, nesting, fighting, and mating. Whether presenting disquisitions on ant wars, the predatory characteristics of wasps, the mating rituals of woodpeckers, or describing an encounter with a road full of wood frogs, Heinrich never stops observing the beautifully complex interactions of animals and plants with nature, giving extraordinary depth to the relationships between habitat and the warming of the earth. --From publisher description
The homing instinct : meaning & mystery in animal migration by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep in the bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their home if they are displaced from it; and how the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. Most movingly, Heinrich chronicles the spring return of a pair of sandhill cranes to their home pond in the Alaska tundra. With his trademark "marvelous, mind altering" prose (Los Angeles Times), he portrays the unmistakable signs of deep psychological emotion in the newly arrived birds, and reminds us that to discount our own emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself
The thermal warriors : strategies of insect survival by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
In The Thermal Warriors Bernd Heinrich explains how, when, and in general which insects regulate their body temperature and what thermoregulation means to them. As he shows us, the ingenuity of the survival strategies insects have evolved in the irreducible crucible of temperature is astonishing: from shivering and basking, the construction of turrets (certain tiger beetles), and cooling with liquid feces to stilting (some desert ants and beetles), "panting" in grasshoppers and "sweating cicada," and counter- and alternating-currents of blood flow for heat retention and heat loss. In The Thermal Warriors Heinrich distills his great reference work, The Hot-Blooded Insects, to its essence: the most significant and fascinating stories that illustrate general principles, all conveyed in the always engaging prose we have come to expect from this author
The hot-blooded insects : strategies and mechanisms of thermoregulation by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
"Bernd Heinrich's widely praised Bumblebee Economics (Harvard, 1979) set a high standard for scientifically accurate yet gracefully articulate writing about nature's ingenious patterns, specifically thermoregulation. His Hot-Blooded Insects takes a giant step forward by presenting an overview of what is now known about thermoregulation in all of the major insect groups, offering new insights on physiology, ecology, and evolution. The book is richly illustrated by the author's exquisite sketches." "By describing the environmental opportunities and challenges faced by moths and butterflies, grasshoppers and locusts, dungball rollers and other beetles, a wide range of bees, and other insects, Heinrich explains their dazzling variety of physiological and behavioral adaptations to what, for them, is a world of violent extremes in temperature. These mechanisms are apparent only through precise observations, but the small body size of insects poses large technical difficulties in whole-animal experiments, engendering controversy about the reliability of the data thus derived. Emphasizing an experimental approach, Heinrich pinpoints where he believes studies have gone astray, describing in detail both groundbreaking experiments and those which leave a reasonable doubt" about the mechanism being interpreted. He reviews relevant work on the major taxa to show the underlying patterns that draw diversity together, opines on current controversies, and identifies questions that call for further study. Physiologists, ecologists, entomologists, and zoologists - in fact, all biologists - will be stimulated and challenged to further research by this masterly synthesis of a new field; it will also appeal to informed readers interested in general science."--Jacket
Racing the antelope : what animals can teach us about running and life by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
"At once lyrical and scientific, Racing the Antelope melds a unique blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy with Heinrich's passion for running to discover how and why we run."--Jacket
The geese of Beaver Bog by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 libraries worldwide
The author describes his experiences observing a flock of Canada geese that lived in the beaver bog next to his home in Vermont, and describes their daily routines, nest raids, and jealousy
Insect thermoregulation by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Summer world a season of bounty by Bernd Heinrich( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Bernd Heinrich, a biology professor at the University of Vermont, chronicles in vibrant detail his observations of nature around his camp in Maine and his home in Vermont. In his delightful notations about the flora and fauna surrounding him, Heinrich also discusses people and their obsession with perpetual summers, or human-made "climate bubbles."
Why we run : a natural history by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual -- and primal -- drive to win. At once lyrical and scientific, Why We Run shows Heinrich's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve superhuman abilities
Winter world the ingenuity of animal survival by Bernd Heinrich( file )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The animal kingdom relies on staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, most animals are adapted to an amazing range of conditions. In Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival, biologist, illustrator, and award-winning author Bernd Heinrich explores his local woods, where he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there. Because winter drastically affects the most elemental component of all life--water--radical changes in a creature's physiology and behavior must take place to match the demands of the environment. Some creatures survive by developing antifreeze; others must remain in constant motion to maintain their high body temperatures. Even if animals can avoid freezing to death, they must still manage to find food in a time of scarcity or store if from a time of plenty
Common raven : Corvus corax by William I Boarman( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In a patch of fireweed by Bernd Heinrich( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
An account of a scientist's life and work--from his childhood to his adult life and research
Gulls, ravens, and a vulture : the ornithological paintings of James Wyeth by Jamie Wyeth( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
An owl in the house : a naturalist's diary by Alice Calaprice( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A field journal tracking the development of a great horned owlet, rescued in the wild, as it grows into an independent hunter able to survive in its own habitat
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Alternative Names
Heinrich, B.
Heinrich, Bernard
ハインリッチ, バーンド
ハインリッチ, ベルンド
ハインリッヒ, B
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