Nature writer Bernd Heinrich here May 14

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FARMINGTON – A reading and book signing by best selling author Bernd Heinrich will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers on Broadway.

Heinrich will read from his latest book, Summer World, A Season of Bounty. In it the award-winning author gives readers an up close and personal, accessible, and eloquent look at animal survival in summer. Complete with 65 of the author’s delicate yet striking illustrations, SUMMER WORLD: A Season of Bounty (Ecco / $26.99 / 272 pgs), is Heinrich’s highly anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Winter World.

From frogs, wasps, and caterpillars to hummingbirds and woodpeckers, Heinrich explores these animals’ adaptations for surviving and procreating during summer, and he delights in the seemingly infinite feats of animal inventiveness he discovers there. Infused with the author’s inexhaustible enchantment with nature, Summer World encourages a sense of wonder and discovery for the natural world and its busiest season.

Heinrich is the author of numerous award-winning books, including the bestselling Winter World, Mind of the Raven, and Why We Run, and has received countless honors for his scientific work. He also writes for Scientific American, Outside, American Scientist, and Audubon, and has written book reviews and op-eds for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA, and is professor emeritus of biology at the University of Vermont. Heinrich divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

“Bernd Heinrich’s books open my eyes and help me see the wonder of the natural world…I love the fascinating details of his drawings, the lyricism of his observations, the way he unveils not only the physical workings of nature but the stories and dramas within it.”
— Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Bonesetter’s Daughter and The Joy Luck Club

“This lovely book, meticulously etched and based on impassioned but exacting scientific research, illustrate why Bernd Heinrich is generally regarded as the most truly Thoreauvian of modern natural history writers.”
— Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of On Human Nature

“[Heinrich] is an artful storyteller, crafting his explorations into nature as tight narratives…As with the author’s Winter World (2003), Heinrich presents natural science at its engaging best.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

For more information regarding this event contact DDG Booksellers, 193 Broadway, Farmington, at 778-3454, or by email at

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