Bernd Heinrich


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Bernd Heinrich was born in Germany (April 19, 1940) and moved to Wilton, Maine as a child. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont.

He is the author of many books including Winter World, Ravens in Winter, Mind of the Raven and Why We Run. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door.

Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and is a world class ultra-marathon runner.

He spends much of the year at a rustic cabin that he built himself in the woods near Weld, Maine.

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Winter World: The Ingenuity...

4.06 avg rating — 3,192 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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Mind of the Raven: Investig...

4.05 avg rating — 2,543 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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Why We Run: A Natural History

3.80 avg rating — 1,978 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
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A Year in the Maine Woods

3.94 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Ravens in Winter

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Summer World: A Season of B...

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The Trees in My Forest

4.14 avg rating — 723 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Life Everlasting: The Anima...

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Po...

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The Snoring Bird: My Family...

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“Movement is the essence of life.”
Bernd Heinrich

“The very idea of "managing" a forest in the first place is oxymoronic, because a forest is an ecosystem that is by definition self-managing.”
Bernd Heinrich, The Trees in My Forest

“There is nothing quite so gentle, deep, and irrational as running--and nothing quite so savage, so wild.”
Bernd Heinrich, Why We Run: A Natural History
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