Badgers (New 2017 revised edition)Author & Illustrator: Michael Clark
£15.99 (P&P £2.90)
Hardcover: 160 pages - Illustrated throughout
Publisher: Whittet Books Ltd; Revised edition (May 2017)
ISBN: 13 978 1 873580 99 8
Dimensions: 210 mm x 148 mm
Michael Clark's acclaimed study of the biology and natural history of the badger has been completely updated for this popular collection and now also includes a description of the controversy surrounding the culling of badgers in response to the prevalence of tuberculosis in cattle.
This new edition includes a gallery of the author's photographs and a foreword by Dominic Dyer, Director of the Badger Trust.
Michael Clark is Patron of both the North Northants and the Herts and Middlesex Badger Groups and is voluntary warden of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve.
An informative easy to read and very enjoyable style of writing. For anyone young or old, professional naturalist or amateur wishing to experience the personal and community life of the badger, this is the text. The book is exemplary in its knowledge of the badger and even if you have been watching badgers for years you would still learn from this compelling read. So much of the author is in this book: facts, photos and drawings that together enhance the understanding of this very shy secretive animal. There is a dark side too which can be difficult to read which describes the actions of the perpetrators of immense cruelty through the ages. Yet, the author manages to counter this with a degree of humour and wonderful sympathetic life studies in his numerous sketches.
It's important to note that in this updated edition he also brings to our attention the controversial arguments regarding Bovine TB and the current culling of badgers in various parts of the country.
Altogether, we would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in nature and specifically the life story and his-tory of this amazing animal.
-Pat & Andy Thres
North Northants Badger Group
`Succeeds in presenting a good deal of information in a very readable and entertaining fashion. An in-formative and amusing book.' RSPCA Today