Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 114) [NOOK Book]

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A comprehensive natural history of one of Britain’s favourite animalsThe badger has for many years occupied a unique place in the British consciousness. Despite the fact that most people have never seen one, the badger has become one of Britain's best-loved animals. The number of organisations that use the badger as a logo, the number of websites featuring information about badgers, and the number of voluntary badger protection societies that exist are testament to this popularity.In fact, the attitude of most ...
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Badger (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 114)

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Overview

A comprehensive natural history of one of Britain’s favourite animalsThe badger has for many years occupied a unique place in the British consciousness. Despite the fact that most people have never seen one, the badger has become one of Britain's best-loved animals. The number of organisations that use the badger as a logo, the number of websites featuring information about badgers, and the number of voluntary badger protection societies that exist are testament to this popularity.In fact, the attitude of most ordinary people towards badgers is complex and contradictory, involving a combination of familiarity and ignorance, concern and indifference. For an increasing number of people, badgers constitute an important source of interest and pleasure, be it through watching them in their gardens or in the wild, sharing badger-related knowledge and experiences with others via the internet, or defending badgers against threats to their welfare. For others, on the other hand, badgers are a problem species that requires active management.In this highly anticipated new study, Prof Tim Roper explores every aspects of the biology and behaviour of these fascinating animals. In doing so, he reveals the complexities of a lifestyle that allows badgers to build communities in an astonishing variety of habitats, ranging from pristine forests to city centres. He also reveals the facts behind the controversy surrounding the badgers' role in transmitting tuberculosis to cattle, shedding new light on an issue that has resulted in one of the most extensive wildlife research programmes ever carried out.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007406746
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/19/2010
  • Series: Collins New Naturalist Library , #114
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 5 MB

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Prof Timothy J. Roper has been studying aspects of badger social and territorial behaviour for over twenty years. He has worked on projects in the UK (Sussex and Gloucestershire), Luxembourg and Belgium. He has been a Specialist Scientific Advisor to the House of Commons Agriculture Select Committee and contributed to a report by the Government Chief Scientific Advisor on bovine tuberculosis in badgers and cattle in 2007. Apart from trying to get his three young children interested in nature, music and books, his main avocations are food, wine, opera and American literature.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

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    Middie, you still ready to rp TSF? If so, Xhalth, Ivory, nd I are raiding a clan tonight. The camp is still at "babbitt" all res

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    Do I have to be Mid? I mean, I'd have to be in The Rev and TSF. But yeah Im up for it. May not be able to raid tonight though, because I may disappear. Depends on whenever my mum wakes upm

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    I would like to have a copy of this Badger Book to read

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