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.
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