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by Rue, Leonard Lee.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 599.37 R
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  599.37 R
Beavers , written in the very readable style for which Dr. Leonard Lee Rue is well-known, presents an engaging look at the life of beavers around the world. Focusing mainly on the North American beaver, Dr. Rue introduces you to the beaver's way of life, one season at a time.

You'll learn about the beaver's building projects (dams, lodges, burrows, channels, canals, and more), how they give birth and raise their young, and the relationship between beavers and humans.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The only species that alters its environment more than the beaver is our own--what other animal can take a trickling creek and turn it into a lake? The second largest rodent in the world, beavers share with the rest of that family gnawing incisor teeth. These are their main tools for cutting the trees that form their dams, homes, and the bulk of the animal's diet. Rue, a well-known wildlife photographer and author of numerous books on animals written for the general reader, presents a very nice introduction to a familiar North American mammal. The first chapter introduces the beaver, describing the physical attributes of this highly aquatic animal. The succeeding chapter is perhaps the most interesting, as it shows how beavers build their dams and lodges and the adjustments they must make to tailor these edifices to local conditions. Other chapters follow beavers through the four seasons. Finally, chapters on our relationships with beavers and how to watch beavers complete the text. Beautifully illustrated with the author's marvelous photographs. --Nancy Bent"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series World life library.
Subjects Beavers -- Juvenile literature.
American beaver.
Publisher Stillwater, MN :Voyageur Press,2002
Language English
Description 72 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71) and index.
ISBN 0896585484 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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