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.
Review of the first edition:
"Provides a succinct summary, from first-hand experience, of all aspects of the life of this ancient, but largely unfamiliar, member of our much-diminished native fauna [...] In this excellent series of monographs the authors achieve a very pleasing use of a light touch to convey serious information, both in text and illustrations."
– The Guardian
"Succeeds in presenting a good deal of information in a very readable and entertaining fashion. An informative and amusing book."
– RSPCA Today
"Will appeal to all nature lovers whatever their age or interest [...] As the reader's knowledge of badgers develops, the text becomes increasingly compelling."
– Times Educational Supplement
"Anyone reading this book will become a badger expert."
– Animals International
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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.
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