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Eager : the surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter / Ben Goldfarb ; foreword by Dan Flores.

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 333.95 GOL 2018 (Text) 0002205667997 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-270) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of 'Beaver Believers'--including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens--recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, 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. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet"--Publisher's website.
Subject: Beavers > Ecology > North America.
Wildlife conservation > North America.
Beavers > Habitations > North America > History.
Colonization (Ecology) > North America.
Beavers > Ecology.
Colonization (Ecology)
Wildlife conservation.
Beavers > Ecology > North America.
Beavers > Habitations > North America > History.
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.
North America.
North America.
Genre: History.

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