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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"--
  • "Bernd Heinrich receives a letter from a severely ill friend asking if he might have a "green burial" at Heinrich's hunting camp, and the acclaimed biologist/author sets out to explore exactly how the animal world deals with the death-to-life cycle and what we can learn from the process, both ecologically and spiritually"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
591.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH541.13
LC item number
.H45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn744294601
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780547752662
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010583
System control number
(OCoLC)744294601
Label
Life everlasting : the animal way of death, Bernd Heinrich
Publication
Control code
ocn744294601
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780547752662
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012010583
System control number
(OCoLC)744294601

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