... tender ... Now an octogenarian, Heinrich imparts wisdom accrued from an intense life. 'Every day is a potential disaster or an opportunity.' An appealing account of a life spent observing and enjoying nature and frequently running within it.
... Heinrich delivers a powerful reflection on his decades of competitive running that’s nicely colored by an exploration of the effects of aging on the human body ... n evocative prose, Heinrich treats readers to precise explanations of such diverse subjects as the physiology of tree frogs and the life cycle of the 'suicide tree' of Central America. Heinrich’s keen observations and unique story will keep readers hooked.