Why The Beaver Should Thank The Wolf And The Book Analysis

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Roediger’s “Why Are Textbooks So Expensive” and Hannibal’s “Why the Beaver Should Thank the Wolf”, are journals about two different subjects, yet they share the common belief that one small change would be for the better. The obvious difference between the journals is that one refers to a wolf and one to textbook. Roediger gives many examples and a few ideas for solutions to the rise on the cost of textbooks, while Hannibal states the benefits and consequence of having and not having wolves in their ecosystem.
I had no idea wolves played an important role in their ecosystem. In movies and on television, they are just cold blooded killers, but according to Hannibal, the wolf plays its part in having a balanced ecosystem, just by its mere presence.
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Purchase one cd, upload it to the internet, and boom, millions in profits gone. How quality movies are uploaded to the internet even though the movie is still in the theater, I’ll never know, but also not care. Saving me a $50 trip to the movies is the only thing that matters. Considering the efforts to stop piracy, such as making the practice illegal, I’m not the only person who appreciates free music and movies. Piracy is seen as an illegal act, although used book stores are buying books at a low cost then reselling the same book at an inflated price. The author and original textbook company aren’t seeing a dime of those profits. Roediger stated an idea to have used book stores pay back a royalty to the original textbook company and author (572), which is a fair solution to the problem, but that will then cause that cheap used book to be a bit more expensive.
Hannibal used the sea otter and its connection to kelp as a comparison to the wolf and the aspen. Kelp which provides food and shelter for a host species are what sea urchins love to dine on. Sea otters hunting sea urchins allow for the production of more kelp which is then used by other

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