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In Search of Swampland – A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide
A good read about hydrology and various types of wetlands, as well as a field guide to identifying wetland plants and animals. 1998.
Eager – The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
“Eager” is a wonderfully written and entertaining book that blends of in-depth knowledge of beavers and their environmental importance, with many stories about “Beaver Believers” who are committed to promoting beaver coexistence. 2018
Once they Were Hats – In Search of the Mighty Beaver
The natural history of beavers, their exploitation for fashion, profit and politics, and their eventual comeback. Well written book by a passionate beaver advocate. 2016
Lily Pond: Four Years with a Family of Beavers
A fascinating book of beaver observations from an author who truly appreciates beavers. 1989.
The Beaver Manifesto
Dr. Glynnis Hood has spent many years scientifically studying beavers and their ability to protect the landscape from climate change and drought. A very interesting and educational read. 2011
Beavers for Kids (Wildlife for Kids Series)
Eleven-year-old Antonio tells about discovering a family of beavers while on a nature hike and discusses their characteristics and activities. 1996
Beaversprite: My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary
A classic book about beavers that gives many insights into beaver behavior, and how passionate individuals can make a difference. this book has has endeared beavers to innumerable people. 1983.
Beaversprite Newsletter – Winter 2020 Vol. 36, No. 3
Beavers: Wetlands and Wildlife newsletter. Winter 2020.
The American Beaver: A Classic of Natural History and Ecology
Rare landmark study (1868) offers a unique historical perspective on fascinating rodent: anatomy and characteristics, habitat, dams, ledges and burrows, food, trapping methods, animal psychology, much more. 1868 – Classic book.
Wildstream: A Natural History of the Free Flowing River
This 556 page book by offers easy to read, in-depth explanations of stream ecology. 2000
Wetlands: The Web of Life
Spectacular wetland photography and descriptive text combine to instill in the reader a sense of the ecological and spiritual importance of wetlands. 1996.
Discovering The Unknown Landscape – A History of America’s Wetlands
An excellent historical text of our nation’s wetlands and how we got to where we are today. 1997.
My Beaver Colony
The story of a professor cared for reintroduced beavers in Sweden to learn how to better protect them, and to discern what behaviors are learned versus innate. 1968.
Paddy: A Naturalist’s Story of an Orphaned Beaver
An interesting and enjoyable story about raising an orphaned beaver by a man with a wealth of outdoor knowledge and experience. 1998.
Where Waters Run Beavers
Abundant color photography nicely complements the text describing the natural history and behavior of beavers. 1997.
Fur, Fortune and Empire: The Epic Story of the Fur Trade in America
The history how commercial beaver trapping led to exploration, exploitation and the settlement of North America. 2010
Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Beautiful photography taken by the author, and an excellent book for novices to learn all about beavers and their beneficial effects. 2009
The Beaver, Natural History of a Wetlands Engineer
An extremely well-researched and documented book regarding beavers and the importance of their wetlands on the landscape. 2003
Saving the Dammed – Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems
“Saving the Dammed” is a well-researched book that analyzes the effect that beavers and the absence of beavers have on stream ecosystems. The author follows the month by month changes in a single beaver meadow over an entire year in Colorado. 2019
At Home with the Beaver: The Story of a Keystone Species
This book for young readers, filled with beautiful photographs by Michael Runtz, explores the great variety of living things inhabiting, and dependent on beaver ponds. 2019