Chelsea Green Publishing

Beaverland

Pages:240 pages
Book Art:Black-and-white illustrations throughout, 8-page color insert
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Hardcover: 9781603587396
Pub. Date July 11, 2018

Beaverland

The Surprising, Secret Lives of Nature's Most Ingenious Engineers

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Hardcover

Available Date:
June 27, 2018

$24.95

Why their restoration matters in a changing climate

In Beaverland, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that everything we think we know about what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is inaccurate—a historical artifact produced by the removal of beavers from their former haunts. Across the Western Hemisphere, a coalition of “beaver believers”—including scientists, government officials, and farmers—have begun to recognize that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them, and to restore these industrious rodents to streams throughout North America and Europe. It’s a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species, how North America was settled, the secret ways in which our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and the measures we can take to mitigate drought, flooding, wildfire, biodiversity loss, and the ravages of climate change. And ultimately, it’s about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ben Goldfarb

Ben Goldfarb is a freelance environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an award-winning fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

AUTHOR VIDEOS

Solutions Journalism Network - Ben Goldfarb

Journalist Ben Goldfarb discusses his reporting project on the Yukon to Yellowstone landscape connectivity initiative.

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