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Nature Mammals


The Classic Story of a Baby Beaver and the Naturalist Who Adopted Him

by (author) R.D. Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2019
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This is R.D. Lawrence’s story of raising a baby beaver in the Canadian wilderness. Parenting the beaver kit for a summer, Lawrence learned fascinating answers to questions about beavers and their behaviour. From the real purpose of tail slapping and scent mounds to the truth about beaver family life. Paddy provides an engaging account of beaver natural history and the bonds of animal companionship.

R.D. Lawrence lived a life of high adventure as a field biologist, journalist, naturalist, homesteader and wildlife rehabilitator. He explored Canada from coast to coast to coast, was a superb storyteller, and an award-winning author of more than thirty books, published in thirty countries and many languages.


About the author

R.D. Lawrence, the son of an English father and a Spanish mother, was born at sea, aboard a British passenger ship sailing in Spanish territorial waters. His early years in Spain and his Spanish Civil War and World War II experiences are well-documented in his autobiography, The Green Trees Beyond.

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