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Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America


Join Cary Institute for a hybrid book talk featuring author Leila Philip. In conversation with Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, Philip will discuss her new book: Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.

In Beaverland, Philip reveals the profound ways in which one animal and the trade surrounding it have shaped history, culture, and our environment. She tells the ecological story of how this unusual rodent, once trapped to the point of extinction, has returned to the landscape as one of the greatest conservation stories of the twentieth century.

“Lyrically written, meticulously observed, and exhaustively researched, Beaverland is going to break your heart—and then heal it with compassion, beauty, and wonder.”
—Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus

The talk will include time for audience Q&A.

The in-person portion of the event will be held in the Cary Institute auditorium. Registration is required; seating is first come, first served. Registration does not guarantee a seat inside the auditorium. For virtual registrants, Zoom login info will be sent with registration confirmation.

Books will be available for purchase from Merritt Bookstore.