Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are – controversially – back in Britain. These shy creatures, often misunderstood, are the skilled engineers of the natural world and they are already having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes.
Leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the lifestyle of these intriguing creatures and considers the ecological and economic impact of the beaver reintroductions. Employing his trademark beautiful prose and empathy for life in the wild, Crumley contemplates the future for Britain’s beavers and makes the case for giving them their freedom.
Jim Crumley is a passionate advocate for Britain’s landscape and animals, as well as the reintroduction of species such as sea eagles, beavers and wolves. He is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some thirty books to his name.