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Title:
Eager : the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter
Author:
Goldfarb, Ben (Environmental journalist), author.
Publication Information:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]
Physical Description:
xi, 286 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Summary:
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
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
ISBN:
9781603587396
Format :
Book