In Beaver World

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With the kind of feeling generally reserved for more photogenic animals, Mills describes here the world of beavers, their unusual pacificism and vegetarianism, their engineering feats, their better-than-human conservation of natural resources. He shows that no animal ever contributed more to civilization or was itself more civilized.
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With the kind of feeling generally reserved for more photogenic animals, Mills describes here the world of beavers, their unusual pacificism and vegetarianism, their engineering feats, their better-than-human conservation of natural resources. He shows that no animal ever contributed more to civilization or was itself more civilized.
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A reprint of the great Houghton Mifflin edition of 1913 of Mills' 27-year-long study of beavers. This edition contains a long new introduction by Jas. H. Pickering (U. of Houston). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803281721
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1990
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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James H. Pickering, Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Houston, has supplied an authoritative introduction to Mills's life and notes to this book, originally published in 1913.
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