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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
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A comprehensive look at the natural history and management of this keystone species.

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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
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