The Nesting Season

The Nesting Season

by Bernd Heinrich

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One of the world’s great naturalists and nature writers, Bernd ­Heinrich shows us how the sensual beauty of birds can open our eyes to a hidden evolutionary process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674056497
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 404
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont. He has written several memoirs of his life in science and nature, including One Man’s Owl, and Ravens in Winter. Bumblebee Economics was twice a nominee for the American Book Award in Science, and A Year in the Maine Woods won the 1995 Rutstrum Authors’ Award for Literary Excellence.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction One: Love Birds Two: Monogamy Three: Polygyny and Polyandry Four: Penguins and Us Five: Fine-tuning Nesting Time Six: Strutting Their Stuff Seven: Nest Site and Safety Eight: Nest Materials and Construction Nine: The Egg Ten: Parenting in Pairs Eleven: Cuckolds, Cuckoos, Cowbirds, and Color Codes End of the Nesting Season Appendix: Latin Names of Bird Species Notes Acknowledgments Index

What People are Saying About This

Richard Rhodes

Heinrich studies birds in the great tradition of Audubon, and with equal perception. Beautifully illustrated by the author, The Nesting Season illuminates courtship, reproduction, and chick rearing. Heinrich's insights into egg colors and patterns alone make the book invaluable.

Scott Forbes

The intimate life of birds is revealed here by a brilliant naturalist.

John Alcock

A truly excellent and delightful book. Heinrich uses his own observations to teach us what a curious biologist finds intriguing about bird behavior.

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