The Snoring Bird by
Call Number: 570.92 HEINRIC 2008
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
Although devoted naturalist Gerd Heinrich specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich distanced himself from his father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities. In this extraordinary memoir, the author shares the ways 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 makes science accessible and awe-inspiring.