Summer World by Bernd Heinrich audiobook

Summer World: A Season of Bounty

By Bernd Heinrich
Read by Mel Foster

Tantor Audio
8.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781400181759

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As the snow melts and the spring approaches, the animal kingdom awakens. In Summer World, Bernd Heinrich, the bestselling author of Winter World, brings us an up-close and personal view of that awakening and rebirth. Almost all life on the surface of the earth derives its energy from the sun, either directly through photosynthesis or indirectly by consuming plants, making summer the time when nature is most active—feeding, fighting, mating, and nesting. From frogs, wasps, and caterpillars to hummingbirds and woodpeckers, Heinrich explores these animals' adaptations for surviving and procreating during the short window of summer, and he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there. Infused with his inexhaustible enchantment with nature, Summer World encourages a sense of wonder and discovery for the natural world and its busiest season.

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Summary

Summary

As the snow melts and the spring approaches, the animal kingdom awakens. In Summer World, Bernd Heinrich, the bestselling author of Winter World, brings us an up-close and personal view of that awakening and rebirth.

Almost all life on the surface of the earth derives its energy from the sun, either directly through photosynthesis or indirectly by consuming plants, making summer the time when nature is most active—feeding, fighting, mating, and nesting. From frogs, wasps, and caterpillars to hummingbirds and woodpeckers, Heinrich explores these animals' adaptations for surviving and procreating during the short window of summer, and he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there.

Infused with his inexhaustible enchantment with nature, Summer World encourages a sense of wonder and discovery for the natural world and its busiest season.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Audie Award winner Mel Foster's evenly paced, distinctly voiced, and accent-free delivery enhances the ambiance and perfectly conveys Heinrich's wonder at nature's flexibility. Library Journal Starred Audio Review
“This lovely book, meticulously etched and based on impassioned but exacting scientific research, illustrates why Heinrich is generally regarded as the most truly Thoreauvian of modern natural history writers.” Edward O. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author
“The marvels that Heinrich reveals and his own enthusiasm—a quality he admires in the animals around him—are certain to carry you along.” New York Times
“[Heinrich’s] skillful writing and delight in the season and nature are obvious. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Heinrich presents natural science at its engaging best.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English