Join us for an even chat with Ben Goldfarb as we talk about Books! Beavers! And Bioengineering!
Ben is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and named one of the best books of 2018 by the Washington Post. He also the recipient of a 2019 Alicia Patterson Fellowship, through which Ben will be covering the global ecological impacts of roads. His work has been featured in in the Atlantic, Science, The Washington Post, National Geographic, the New York Times, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, Outside Magazine, Smithsonian, and other publications. Ben hold a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Eager is a powerful story about one of the world’s most influential species and reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America’s lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat.