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Beaver Land: How One Weird Rodent Made America

Author: Leila Philip.

Beaver Land: How One Weird Rodent Made America

Author: Leila Philip.

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Item #: UW9802
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 317
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9781538755198
"I think there is an element of the sacred in the beaver," observes Leila Philip, "if only in its deep weirdness." Beginning with the early trans-Atlantic trade in North America, Philip traces the beaver's profound influence on our nation's early economy and western expansion, as its pelts generated our first corporations and multi-millionaires. While recoun... More
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"I think there is an element of the sacred in the beaver," observes Leila Philip, "if only in its deep weirdness." Beginning with the early trans-Atlantic trade in North America, Philip traces the beaver's profound influence on our nation's early economy and western expansion, as its pelts generated our first corporations and multi-millionaires. While recounting the amazing comeback of this once-endangered creature, Philip also chronicles the beavers' impact upon a wide assortment of scientists, fur trappers, Native American vigilantes, and the activists known as "beaver believers."


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