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Bernd Heinrich is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Vermont and is the author of numerous books, including Bumblebee Economics , Why We Run: A Natural History , Mind of the Raven , and most recently, The Homing Instinct . His work has been featured in Scientific American , Discover , and The New York Times , among other places. He has received the John Burrough's Medal for Nature Writing and has been nominated for a National Book Award for Science. He lives in Vermont.