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Book Title: One Man's Owl|
The author of the book: Bernd Heinrich
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780691000657
The size of the: 4.35 MB
Edition: Princeton University Press
Date of issue: January 2nd 1994
Read full description of the books One Man's Owl:This, like all Heinrich's books, is a really fantastic read. The owl, Bubo, is observed both as pet-companion and scientifically. Here he is living in a small wooden cabin in the woods with a very large, 2' tall, 4-5' wingspan crazy, possessive owl that he raised from fluffy owlet mostly on road kill. The owl is extremely possessive and does not see why Heinrich seeks other company and so is given to dive-bombing visitors to shorten their stay. Heinrich who is always thinking up new ways of testing his theories on animals, adopts a pair of crows and tames them in order to engineer a confrontation between them and the big owl.
Heinrich is a very talented writer with a gift for describing the absolutely minute details of nature in his woods in a way that makes it seem as huge and important as it is for the animal itself. Especially with ravens, always Heinrich's favourites, but now with the owl, the animals become as rounded and complete as people, not one dimensional creatures that are nice to have around.
This isn't my favourite Bernd Heinrich book, although all are 5 star. I think my favourite has to be Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds in which I learned just how easy it is for anyone to climb an 80' tree, if you know the right technique. (And I do now, but I can't see that I will ever need to put it into practice. Still you never know...)
Read 30 August 2011, reviewed 30 May 2016
Read information about the authorBernd Heinrich was born in Germany (April 19, 1940) and moved to Wilton, Maine as a child. He studied at the University of Maine and UCLA and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont.
He is the author of many books including Winter World, Ravens in Winter, Mind of the Raven and Why We Run. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door.
Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and is a world class ultra-marathon runner.
He spends much of the year at a rustic cabin that he built himself in the woods near Weld, Maine.
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