This book is the story of a man who spends a year in the woods of Maine, with no water or electricity in a cabin he built himself.
He discovers the joy of small things and what it must be like to be
a child discovering the world.
Quirky, unassuming, humorous, enlightening, and just a little bizarre. If you're a stranger to Heinrich, it's an ideal time to make his acquaintance. --The Washington Post Book World.
A detailed narrative of one man's findings in a year in the woods of Maine. A bird lovers book.
Very interesting, funny, book that was a joy to read.
This is one of those books that I just didn't want to put down. I enjoyed reading about all his wildlife and nature observations. This is a book that I'll keep and read again!
Well written and a real treat for any nature lover, especially if you love the backwoods of Maine.
"A Year in the Maine Woods" by Bernd Heinrich was an easy read that had to be one of the oddest, quirkiest books I have ever read. Unusually entertaining if you enjoy the outdoors and are often distracted by minutia you accidentially notice in your surroundings. How many people do you know collect and count the flies they kill? Or inventory 1000's of trees in the fall just to determine if all trees of the same species turn the same color? Heinrich ponders many questions regarding things most of us take for granted - or never even have thought of. There is some education - lessons on forestry management, although with a definate biased perspective and a sprinkling of practical persepctives on evolution at work. If you love the outdoors, are naturally curious, and have a interest in mundane tidbits about nothing (?), thern you will likely enjoy this book.