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The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology (2007)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060742151, Hardcover)
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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Traces the related stories of the author's father's life, his family's past, and the ways in which his own life was shaped by the forces of nature and history, in a personal account that reveals his origins as an experimental biologist and naturalist.
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