By Rachel Poliquin

With detailed fish-like tails, chainsaw tooth, a smelly musk, and fabulous development talents, beavers are in contrast to the other creature on the planet. now not strangely, the extreme beaver has performed a desirable function in human historical past and has encouraged a wealthy cultural culture for millennia.

In Beaver, Rachel Poliquin explores 4 unparalleled beaver positive factors: beaver musk, beaver fur, beaver structure, and beaver ecology, tracing the lengthy evolutionary background of the 2 residing species and revealing them to be survivors able to withstanding ice a long time, significant droughts, and all predators, other than one: people.

Widely looked for their fur, beavers have been a motive force at the back of the colonization of North the United States and stay, this present 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 actual fact and fictions of beaver chain gangs, beaver-flavored ice cream, and South America’s ever-growing beaver inhabitants. And definite, she even examines the historical past of the sexual euphemism. Poliquin delights within the unusual stories and unbelievable historical past of the beaver. Written in an available variety for a huge readership, this fantastically illustrated e-book will entice someone who enjoys long-forgotten animal lore and awesome animal biology.

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Rep. Kevo Subarctic Res. Stat. 7, 57-59 (1971). : Herbivorous invertebrates of the mountain birch at Kevo, Finnish Lapland. Rep. Kevo Subarctic Res. Stat. 10,20-28 (1973). : On the occurence and ecology of Eriocrania spp. , Eriocraniidae) and other mining insects of the birch in northernmost Fennoscandia in 1973. Rep. Kevo Subarctic Res. Stat. 11, 52--64 (1974). : Spider populations in a subalpine birch forest. E. ): Fennoscandian tundra ecosystems. Part 2: Animals and systems analysis, pp. 66-72.

The surface-active mesofauna was studied using pitfall traps with ethylene glycol over a number of years (KOPONEN, 1971). Great fluctuations in both absolute and relative numbers were observed between different years. The following figures are from the year 1973 (periods: June 5-July 5, July 5-August 5, August 5September 5). 7%). ). The diversity of the sites studied can be shown using numbers of spider species, especially that of Linyphiidae. The number of spider species in the Faunal Structure of Investigated Areas at Kevo, Finland 25 Table 8.

Arb. Univ. Bergen. -Nat. Ser. 2,1-15 {l969). : Norges fugler. Oslo-Bergen-Troms¢: Universitetsforlaget 1971. : Studies on the ecology of Melasoma collaris L. (Co!. Chrysomelidae) in alpine habitats at Finse, south Norway. Norw. J. Ent. 22, 31-47 (1975). : Occurrence and role of different invertebrate groups in alpine Salix herbacea snowbeds at Hardangervidda. E. ): Fennoscandian tundra ecosystems. Part 2: Animals and systems analysis, pp. 88-93. Berlin-HeidelbergNew York: Springer 1975. : Faunal structure of investigated areas at Kevo, Finland.

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