Part autobiography, part case study in the ways of field biology, this book is an account of a scientist's life and work. For the author, it is an opportunity to report not just his results but the curiosity, humour, error, passion and competitiveness that feed the process of discovery. His stated purpose is to "tell about the natural links forged between one's life and a life in science", and this volume, illustrated with prencil drawings, combines biographical details with an economic-ecological approach to flora and fauna.
Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including One Man's Owl, and Ravens in Winter. Bumblebee Economics was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woods won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors' Award for Literary Excellence.
Flight into the Forest Maine Tanganyika Bird Hunt The Thesis Hunt In a Patch of Fireweed Capitalist Bees Honeybee Swarms Africa Dung Beetles Whirligigs Caterpillar Diners Pit Trappers Bald-Faced Hunters Counting Yellowjackets Hunting Winter Moths Life on My Hill