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The beaver : its life and impact

The beaver : its life and impact

Author: Dietland Müller-Schwarze
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This comprehensive book on beaver biology and management contains scientific knowledge about both the North American and Eurasian beaver species. Photographs taken by the authors document every aspect of beaver behavior and biology, the variety of their constructions, and the habitats that depend on their presence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dietland Müller-Schwarze
ISBN: 9780801450105 0801450101
OCLC Number: 747948249
Description: XII, 216 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPart I: The Organism1. Now and Then: The Species, Including Fossils2. Form, Weight, and Special Adaptations3. Diving and Thermoregulation: From Land Mammal to Semiaquatic Design and Function4. Energy BudgetPart II: Behavior5. Families as Social Units6. Communication by Scent and Sound7. Infrastructure: Dams, Lodges, Trails, and Canals8. Beaver Time9. Food SelectionPart III: Populations10. Reproduction, Development, and Life Expectancy11. Population Densities and Dynamics12. Finding a Home: DispersalPart IV: Ecology13. Where They Live and Why: Habitat Requirements14. Mortality and Predators15. Parasites and Diseases16. Maker of Landscapes: Creating Habitat for Plants, Animals, and PeoplePart V: Beaver and People: Conservation, Use, and Management17. "Here before Christ": Fur Trade, the "Beaver Republic" (Hudson's Bay Company), and Fur Trapping Today18. Reintroductions and Other Transplants19. "Nuisance Beavers" Claim Their Land20. Needed: An Ecosystems Engineer for Habitat Restoration and Other Services21. Living with Beavers: Conservation and Proactive ManagementIndex -- Cornell University Press
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A comprehensive look at the natural history and management of this keystone species. -- Cornell University Press  Read more...


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"Among native North American mammals, none has had a more powerful influence on the history of North American than the beaver. Although the eclectic literature on the beaver is rich, it is scattered. Read more...

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