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The Resource Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich

Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich

Label
Life everlasting : the animal way of death
Title
Life everlasting
Title remainder
the animal way of death
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Heinrich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's hunting camp in Maine, it inspired the acclaimed biologist/author to investigate a subject that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, raised by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich focuses his wholly original gaze on the fascinating doings of creatures most of us would otherwise turn away from--field mouse burials conducted by carrion beetles; the communication strategies ravens, "the premier northern undertakers," use to do their work; and the "inadvertent teamwork" among wolves and large cats, foxes and weasels, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of killed prey. Heinrich reveals, too, how and where humans still play our ancient and important role as scavengers, thereby turning--not dust to dust--but life to life"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heinrich, Bernd
Dewey number
591.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal ecology
  • Animal life cycles
  • Animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal communication
Label
Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index
Control code
BK0010060775
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 236 p.
Isbn
9780547752662
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2012010583
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2012010583
Label
Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-217) and index
Control code
BK0010060775
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 236 p.
Isbn
9780547752662
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2012010583
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2012010583

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