For the Wall Street Journal, he named a five best list of books about extreme cold.
One title on the list:
Winter WorldRead about another book on the list.
by Bernd Heinrich
Bernd Heinrich is a world-renowned biologist, but even as he approaches the world with a scientific eye, his child-like curiosity and love of anecdotal evidence remain intact. In "Winter World," he tests the insulation of a squirrel's winter nest with a baked potato. He relates the discovery of a frozen wood frog by 19th-century naturalist John Burroughs. He quotes biologist Lynn Rogers on hibernating bears. Through Heinrich's words we understand that things are lively under the snow—that the subnivean is a vigorous, biologically fascinating place. Central Park on a brisk February morning will never be the same.
Read an excerpt from Cold, and learn more about the book and author at Bill Streever's website.
The Page 99 Test: Cold.