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Bernd Heinrich, Featured ScientistFeatured Scientist:
Bernd Heinrich

University of Vermont professor of biology and wildlife biologist Bernd Heinrich is the nation's leading expert on thermoregulation of insects. His latest book, "Winter World," deals with how animals survive frigid Northern winters; it will be reviewed in a January 2003 New York Times Review of Books and will be featured in the New York Times Science News section.

Heinrich has published scientific books - including the National Book Award nominee and natural history classic, "Bumblebee Economics" - as well as popular books on natural history that have attracted a widespread following. A world-renowned authority on ravens, Heinrich's "Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds", merited kudos by national media. The New York Times Book Review, for example, lauded the German native and record-breaking ultra-distance runner as possessing "a rare ability to embed dense scientific explications within graceful, light-footed nature writing. Heinrich is a former U.S. 100-mile record holder.

Heinrich, who maintains an aviary at his Richmond, Vermont home and provides the detailed drawings and photographs for his publications, has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Harvard Fellow and recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt
Senior Scientist Fellowship Award. He contributes articles in national publications including Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, Natural History and the New York Times.

Bernd Heinrich books:

  • Bumblebee Economics (1979)
  • In a Patch of Fireweed (1984)
  • Insect Thermoregulation (1981)
  • One Man's Owl (1987)
  • Ravens in Winter (1989)
  • Owl in the House: A Naturalist's Diary (1990)
  • Ravens in Winter (1991)
  • Hot-Blooded Insects: Strategies and Mechanisms
    of Insect Thermoregulation
    (1993)
  • Year in the Maine Woods (1994)
  • Thermal Warriors: Strategies of Insect Survival (1996)
  • Trees in My Forest (1997)
  • Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wold-Birds (1999)
  • Racing The Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us
    About Running and Life
    (2001)
  • Why We Run: A Natural History (2002)
  • The Winter World (2003)
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