• Bernd Heinrich's new book “White Feathers” - a review

    19 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Two epigraphs open Bernd Heinrich's White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Swallows, each so redolent of his work as a whole, not just this new book, that they deserve to be quoted, even in a mere review, in full. The first is from the American naturalist William Beebe:
    “I was walking across our compound last month when a queen termite began building her miraculous city. I saw it because I looked down. One night three great fruit bats flew over the face of the moon. I saw it because I looked up.”
    Heinrich is prolific, but everything he writes is worth reading. In most every one of his books...
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