USA, Listener Since 2005
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.
What a wonderful winter read. I loved the methodical and precise approach to the subject of how a variety of creatures are built to survive the extremes of winter. The author explores the subject in great detail providing a concise understanding of the complicated processes of hibernation.
To me this book is an excellent way to experience and understand nature and the workings of the natural world around us from a true master. I have read and listened to this title several times and always find something new to catch my interest. This book was beautifully written and nicely narrated. Recommended.