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Main Title Eager : the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter /
Author Goldfarb, Ben
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Flores, Dan L.
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1029076723
ISBN 9781603587396; 160358739X; 1603588388; 9781603588386; 1603587403; 9781603587402
Subjects Beavers--Ecology--North America ; Wildlife conservation--North America ; Beavers--Habitations--North America--History ; Colonization (Ecology)--North America ; NATURE / Animals / Mammals ; NATURE / Animals / Wildlife ; NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Lakes, Ponds & Swamps ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; NATURE / Natural Resources ; SCIENCE / Life SCIENCEs / Ecology ; SCIENCE / Natural History
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QL737.R632G64 2018 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/14/2019
Collation xi, 286 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index.
Contents Notes
Foreword -- Introduction -- Appetite for construction -- Dislodged -- Deceive and exclude -- The beaver whisperer -- Realm of the dammed -- California streaming -- Make the desert bloom -- Wolftopia -- Across the pond -- Let the rodent do the work. Our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. Goldfarb shares the powerful story about one of the world's most influential species. He explains how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. -- adapted from jacket