Summer World

A Season of Bounty
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100088004
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400191758
Narrator/s: Mel Foster
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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As the snow melts and the spring approaches, the animal kingdom awakens. In Summer World, Bernd Heinrich, the bestselling author of Winter World, brings us an up-close and personal view of that awakening and rebirth. Almost all life on the surface of the earth derives its energy from the sun, either directly through photosynthesis or indirectly by consuming plants, making summer the time when nature is most active-feeding, fighting, mating, and nesting. From frogs, wasps, and caterpillars to hummingbirds and woodpeckers, Heinrich explores these animals' adaptations for surviving and procreating during the short window of summer, and he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there. Infused with his inexhaustible enchantment with nature, Summer World encourages a sense of wonder and discovery for the natural world and its busiest season.

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Author(s): Bernd Heinrich
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Apr 20, 2009

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Summer World
Product Number: BX00052387
Product Number:Z100088004
Product Number:DB442

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CD
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Author(s): Bernd Heinrich
Narrator(s): Mel Foster
Genre: Science
Product Number DB442
Released: Jun 28, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400111756
eBook
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Author(s): Bernd Heinrich
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00299516
Released: Apr 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061867873

Professional reviews

"Bernd Heinrich has astonishing powers of observation. In great detail, the awakening of summer in the natural world in New England is described--the migrations, mating, budding, metamorphoses from tadpole to frog, and multiple other transformations taking place in our backyards. Mel Foster's deep voice is clear, and his pacing is accurate. But this is the season of bounty and wonder and joy--Foster's reading is too inexpressive for that. Heinrich conducts backyard experiments to figure out whether flower blooms stay open due to light or warmth and tempts fate with hornets, resulting in an unfortunate but predictable outcome. Foster may be able to effectively translate Heinrich's ecological concerns for the future, but he's less successful with Heinrich's almost-boyish enthusiasm. A.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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