White Feathers by Bernd Heinrich audiobook

White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows

By Bernd Heinrich
Read by Rick Adamson

HMH Audio 9781328604415
7.16 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780358306887

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    ISBN: 9781094064376

The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season is delightfully explored by the acclaimed, awardwinning naturalist Bernd Heinrich. Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers—not easily available nearby—as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of “his” swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows’ reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds. From the author of the beloved books Ravens in Winter and A Naturalist at Large comes this richly engaging view of the lives of wild birds that, as always with Heinrich, yields “marvelous, mind-altering” insight and discoveries (Los Angeles Times).

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Summary

Summary

The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season is delightfully explored by the acclaimed, awardwinning naturalist Bernd Heinrich.

Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers—not easily available nearby—as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of “his” swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows’ reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds.

From the author of the beloved books Ravens in Winter and A Naturalist at Large comes this richly engaging view of the lives of wild birds that, as always with Heinrich, yields “marvelous, mind-altering” insight and discoveries (Los Angeles Times).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Heinrich writes lyrically of the joys of field research and the way research sparks new inquiries.” Booklist
“A search for the answer to a seemingly trivial question—why do tree swallows line their nests with white feathers?—reveals much about the nesting behavior of these wild birds but even more about the lifestyle of a dedicated scientist.” Kirkus Reviews
“PEN New England Award–winner and naturalist Heinrich again translates his painstaking fieldwork into a fascinating narrative…Natural history lovers will relish this intimate look at a small but vital part of nature.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Bernd Heinrich

Author Bio: Bernd Heinrich

Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous award-winning books, including the bestselling The Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Winter World. Among his many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting. Mind of the Raven won the John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a frequent contributor to national media and professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 7.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English