Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers

Coming in May 2021 from Orca Book Publishers … my new beaver book for young people! I’ve been gnawing on this book for a long time and can’t wait to share it.

Written for kids ages 9 to 13 and richly illustrated with photos, Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers will inspire and inform. Pre-order it from the Orca Books website now and get your copy as soon as it’s ready for shipping.

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MORE ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.