By Rachel Poliquin
With detailed fish-like tails, chainsaw enamel, a smelly musk, and excellent construction abilities, beavers are not like the other creature on the planet. now not strangely, the intense beaver has performed a desirable function in human heritage and has encouraged a wealthy cultural culture for millennia.
In Beaver, Rachel Poliquin explores 4 unheard of beaver positive factors: beaver musk, beaver fur, beaver structure, and beaver ecology, tracing the lengthy evolutionary heritage of the 2 residing species and revealing them to be survivors able to withstanding ice a while, significant droughts, and all predators, other than one: people.
Widely searched for their fur, beavers have been a driver in the back of the colonization of North the USA and stay, this day, Canada’s nationwide image. Poliquin examines depictions of beavers in Aesop’s Fables, American mythology, modern paintings, and environmental politics, and he or she explores the very fact and fictions of beaver chain gangs, beaver-flavored ice cream, and South America’s ever-growing beaver inhabitants. And certain, she even examines the historical past of the sexual euphemism. Poliquin delights within the unusual stories and inconceivable heritage of the beaver. Written in an available kind for a extensive readership, this fantastically illustrated e-book will attract someone who enjoys long-forgotten animal lore and striking animal biology.
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