Castorologia; or, The History and Traditions of the Canadian Beaver

@article{MartinCastorologiaOT,
  title={Castorologia; or, The History and Traditions of the Canadian Beaver},
  author={Horace Tassie Martin},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={47},
  pages={224-225}
}
  • H. T. Martin
  • Published 15 October 2009
  • Environmental Science, History
  • Nature
Abstract“BEAVER” was once the most important fur in the world. In former days the pelt of this Rodent was the standard by which all barter in the Dominion of Canada was regulated, and “beaver” passed as current coin throughout the whole of North America. Even now the quantity of beaver skins brought to England is considerable. Mr. Poland, in his “Fur-bearing Animals,” tells us that upwards of 63,000 beaver skins were sold by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1891. But “beaver-hats” formerly required… 
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Biomechanical aspects of incisor action of beavers (Castor fiber L.)
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Functionally most importantly the lower incisors are optimized in shape and supporting tissue for compression stress with all forces being transmitted along the locations of the center of gravity in theoretical cross sections within the tooth, so that only compression occurs under load.
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