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The Legend of the Beaver s Tail

Author : Stephanie Shaw
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Long ago Beaver did not look like he does now. Yes, he had two very large front teeth, but his tail was not wide and flat. It was thick with silky fur. Vain Beaver is inordinately proud of his glorious tail. When he's not bragging about his tail, Beaver spends his time grooming it, while the other woodland creatures go about their business of finding food and shelter for their families. Eventually Beaver's boasting drives away his friends and he is left on his own. But when his tail is flattened in an accident (of his own making), Beaver learns to value its new shape and seeks to make amends with his friends. Based on an Ojibwe legend.


Author : Frank Rosell
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Beavers are represented by two extant species, the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) and the North American beaver (Castor canadensis); each has played a significant role in human history and dominated wetland ecology in the northern hemisphere. Their behaviour and ecology both fascinate and perhaps even infuriate, but seemingly never fail to amaze. Both species have followed similar histories from relentless persecution to the verge of extinction (largely through hunting), followed by their subsequent recovery and active restoration which is viewed by many as a major conservation success story. Beavers have now been reintroduced throughout Europe and North America, demonstrating that their role as a keystone engineer is now widely recognised with proven abilities to increase the complexity and biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems. What animals other than humans can simultaneously act as engineers, forest workers, carpenters, masons, creators of habitats, and nature managers? Over the last 20 years, there has been a huge increase in the number of scientific papers published on these remarkable creatures, and an authoritative synthesis is now timely. This accessible text goes beyond their natural history to describe the impacts on humans, conflict mitigation, animal husbandry, management, and conservation. Beavers: Ecology, Behaviour, Conservation, and Management is an accessible reference for a broad audience of professional academics (especially carnivore and mammalian biologists), researchers and graduate students, governmental and non-governmental wildlife bodies, and amateur natural historians intrigued by these wild animals and the extraordinary processes of nature they exemplify.

Beavers For Kids Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Author : John Davidson
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Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Beavers For Kids". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with beavers. This is one of over 20 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful mammal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. *** You and your kids will love learning about beavers*** Table of Contents 1. Facts About Beavers 2. Beavers 3. Beaver Tails 4. Beaver Dams 5. Beavers Habitat 6. Beaver Houses 7. What Beavers Eat 8. Trapping Beavers Get this book at this special price exclusive to the Amazon Store. 1. Facts About Beavers Beavers are herbivores and primarily nocturnal as they are more active at night. They have weak eye sight but make up for it with strong hearing and sense of smell. They are semi aquatic but tend to be slower while on the ground. There are two known species of beavers around the world, the North American beaver and the Eurasian beaver both of which interestingly enough never mix with each other. The young ones of beavers are called kits during the first year and yearling during the second. They are social and live in colonies of several beaver families. A typical beaver family consists of a male and female with around 2 to 4 kits. The Canadian national animal, beaver is also depicted on their five cent piece and even feature on the 1849 pictorial stamp. Ironically, in Canada once the beaver was almost hunted to extinction due to the love for its fur. Swimming comes naturally to the beavers and they are brilliant at swimming and can even hold their breath under water for more than 15 minutes. This trait helps them evade some of the predators easily. The beavers have a very unique alarming system which used to alert other members of their colony in the region. When under threat beavers successively dive into water while forcefully slapping their broad tail into it. Amazingly, the impact is pretty loud and audible over and under water to great distances serving an alarm to other beavers around. Beavers are quite an amazing member of the rodent clan, the second largest in the species to be precise. Already they have made a name for themselves as 'builders', it is because they are known to have the characteristics of making dams over streams and rivers. The beavers have teeth which keep growing all through their lifetime. These are used to cut the trees and build dams. Surely some of the above facts about beavers were not known to you till today.


Author : Frances Backhouse
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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.

Toodle and Noodle Flat tail The Jolly Beaver Boys

Author : Howard Roger Garis
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"Toodle and Noodle Flat-tail: The Jolly Beaver Boys" by Howard Roger Garis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Fur Fortune and Empire The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
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Traces the rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning with Dutch traders in the early 1600s through the conservation movement in the late 19th century and explains how the animal skin trade damaged the lives of Native Americans. Reprint. A BOMC2 selection.

The Adventures of a Grain of Dust

Author : Hallam Hawksworth
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How Do Beavers Make Dams

Author : Dorothy Jennings
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A beaver�s funny teeth and floppy tail are more than just decoration--they�re construction tools! Readers will unlock the mystery of dam building in this entertaining and educational text. Putting an unexpected twist on curricular science topics, this book is sure to grab readers� attention. Readers are introduced to the study of life science with real-world examples. Colorful pictures make the information pop, and accessible language clarifies advanced concepts.