Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
ISBN: 1603589082
EAN13: 9781603589086
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 8, 2019
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.7874016" H x 7.716535" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.7429578 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award (Longlisted)

Washington Post 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction

Science News Favorite Science Books of 2018

Booklist Top Ten Science/Technology Book of 2018

A marvelously humor-laced page-turner about the science of semi-aquatic rodents. A masterpiece of a treatise on the natural world.--The Washington Post

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 Read More chevron_right

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