Saturday, February 4, 2017

Book Review - A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich

A gentle memoir about living in a remote cabin in the Maine woods through the seasons of one year. I suppose many of us have the dream of doing this, but Heinrich's resources for the exploration of nature and knowledge of its many aspects make for a fascinating book about the inner world of a man and the outer world of his surroundings. This book might not be for everyone, since there are a lot of scientific terms, but even for a casual naturalist like myself, it was interesting. I once lived very near the area described in the book, but I discovered little about the area. I worked two jobs most of the time and just didn't explore and learn about the region. It was fun to see the names of places I knew something about and to find out more about the natural world there. - Leslie Shelor

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