Once they were hats in search of the mighty beaver and millions of other books are available for instant access view kindle ebook view audible audiobook enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone tablet or computer . Once they were hats delves into the history of beavers and how intrinsically linked they are with the hi honestly my knowledge of beavers was minimal before picking up this book which is kind of a shameful thing to admit as a canadian. Frances backhouse is an award winning freelance journalist and author of six nonfiction books her latest book is once they were hats in search of the mighty beaver she has an mfa in creative writing from the university of victoria and taught creative nonfiction and journalism at uvic for six years. In parts of eastern north america the cordage for beaver nets was made from plant fibres but regardless of materials all of the versions were used in similar ways in winter hunters chopped holes in the ice to place their nets in the water often baiting them with aspen branches sometimes they . Once they were hats works as a cultural history of the beaver it could almost be used as a master class on how to write long form creative nonfiction times colonist a welcome addition to the ranks of accessible histories she expertly guides us through woods ponds auction halls and laboratories as she tracks the mighty beaver
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