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Bernd Heinrich is a fascinating and gifted writer. More than this he is a keen observer, scientist and an educator able to instill awe and wonder in others. I love all his books and find myself returning to reread Summer World often in the early spring. It reminds me to slow down and reopen my eyes to the miracle of the seasons happening right under my nose. Often without this type of reminder life hurries by unnoticed.
Highly recommended listening for nature lovers or people interested in learning about nature and connecting with the natural world. I also recommend Heinrich's memoir, The Snoring Bird, which is fantastic and my favorite of his books. Not yet available here on Audible--but hopefully soon.
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Naturalist Bernd Heinrich has allowed us to glimpse the natural world he studies in an informative, entertaining, and inspiring way. He accomplishes this by sharing interesing observations about the flora and insect life near his home in Maine and Vermont. This book has motivated me to be more observant of the world around me in general and the natural world in particular.
Parenthetically, this book does for Summer what Heinrich did earlier for winter in "Winter World." Unfortunately the rich illustrations are not available to listeners in either his first or second volumes. Don't let that keep you from listening to his words - your mind will make up the difference.
If you are a novice to naturalism, let Heinrich gently walk you through lane and woods. Yield to his intimate interest in that world and you will not be disappointed.
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