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The Hedgehog Book is the latest in the compact, accessible Nature Books series, exploring our relationship with some of Britain’s best-loved wild creatures.
A welcome visitor heard rustling through our hedges or spotted shuffling across our lawns, hedgehogs are a celebrated addition to every garden and their proper care and conservation valuable to numerous other species. Through informative chapters ranging from the physiological and environmental to the inclusion of the hedgehog in myth, legend, art and literature, The Hedgehog Book is an ideal guide to its subject for all nature lovers, beautifully illustrated throughout with new photography and artwork.
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, was endorsed by Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe. In April 2014 Reaktion Books published his illustrated monograph on the iconography of the hedgehog and his later book Linescapes (2017) investigates the impact that the lines we make have on the capacity of wildlife to thrive. In addition to writing Hugh has engaged in public speaking, from primary schools to postgraduate research groups via the WI and Wildlife Trusts.