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Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers (Hardcover)

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By cutting trees and building dams, beavers shape landscapes and provide valuable wetland homes for many plants and animals.

These radical rodents were once almost hunted to extinction for their prized fur, but today we are building a new relationship with them, and our appreciation of the benefits they offer as habitat creators and water stewards is growing. Packed with facts and personal stories, this book looks at the beaver's biology and behavior and illuminates its vital role as a keystone species. The beaver's comeback is one of North America's greatest conservation success stories and Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers introduces readers to the conservationists, scientists and young people who are working to build a better future for our furry friends.

About the Author


Frances Backhouse studied biology in university and worked as a park naturalist and as a biologist before becoming an environmental journalist and author. Frances loves exploring the natural world both close to home and far away, especially when those explorations involve tent camping. If there's a beaver habitat nearby, it's even better.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781459824690
ISBN-10: 1459824695
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English