Also known as a ‘water rat’ due to its appearance, water voles are a newly endangered species. Through informative chapters ranging from the physiological and environmental to the water vole’s inclusion in myth, legend, art and literature, The Water Vole Book is an ideal guide to its subject for all nature lovers, beautifully illustrated throughout with brand new photography and artwork.
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer. 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. Hugh is also the author of The Hedgehog Book, published in September 2020. In addition to writing, Hugh has also engaged in public speaking, from primary schools to postgraduate research groups via the WI and Wildlife Trusts.