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Badger Behaviour, Conservation and Rehabilitation: 70 Years of Getting to Know Badgers [Hardcover]

George E. Pearce
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1 Dec 2010
A fascinating insight into the badger's world. Badger biology, life in the sett, rescue & rehabilitation, consultancy, badgers & farming, and badger-watching with George Pearce an expert on badgers. George has surveyed over 700 sites, visited 1,500 setts, been consulted as an expert in 120 animal cruelty cases and rehabilitated more than 100 badgers. Brought up on a farm, he earned his living as a farmer for 45 years. Today, he is a badger consultant and one of the foremost experts on the British mammal he admires the most. George's experience and comprehensive wildlife knowledge, along with colour photographs, bring badger behaviour, conservation and rehabilitation to life.

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  • Hardcover: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Pelagic Publishing (1 Dec 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907807039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907807039
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pearce reveals a remarkable depth of knowledge about these mammals. As well as discussing badger ecology, he offers advice on many topics not covered by other authors, such as how to conduct surveys and build artificial setts. His down-to-earth manner owes more to the style of the ecological pioneer John Seymour than to the 'father' of badger biology, Ernest Neal. 4/5 stars. --Dr David Dixon, BBC Wildlife Magazine, April 2011

George Pearce reveals an uncanny knack to be in the right place at the right time to answer myriad badger questions --Professor David W. Macdonald, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford

George has an extraordinary and instinctive understanding of badger behaviour --Mike Hughes, Badger Trust

Five stars. This book shows a real insight to the animal and has some great stories, really worthy of a read. --B Roades

I ordered this book because of my interest and passion for badgers and wasn't sure what to expect. On opening the package the cover of the book made me smile. There, looking back at me, was a dewy eyed, wet nosed badger face and thoughtfully designed with the black background and white writing staying in line with the badger?s trademarks. The introduction outlined the author as a farmer's boy who grew up to realise wildlife played an important part in the countryside and embarked on a mission to learn, understand and conserve it. This dedicated man has written and produced a detailed book which covers his personal journey alongside badgers and their behaviour, legislation, authority, developers and conservation. I found the book full of examples of his experience, easy to read, interesting and enjoyable to the point it made me chuckle or gasp and even at some points thinking Och... this can't be true ! In support of his written work there is a lovely selection of photos in chapter six justifying everything he had experienced. I especially loved the story Marooned: a bundle of badgers and the photo of 9 badgers huddled together up a tree is brilliant. The book is structured well with the author putting across his thoughts and findings up for discussion. These include Bovine TB and modern farming techniques amongst other issues and the question, Is it the badger that is the problem or is it the development? I know what I think. A must read for anyone who has an interest in badgers. It's a snip at £24.99. --Jackie Clark, Chair, Strathclyde Badger & Mammal Group

I ordered this book because of my interest and passion for badgers and wasn't sure what to expect. On opening the package the cover of the book made me smile. There, looking back at me, was a dewy eyed, wet nosed badger face and thoughtfully designed with the black background and white writing staying in line with the badger?s trademarks. The introduction outlined the author as a farmer's boy who grew up to realise wildlife played an important part in the countryside and embarked on a mission to learn, understand and conserve it. This dedicated man has written and produced a detailed book which covers his personal journey alongside badgers and their behaviour, legislation, authority, developers and conservation. I found the book full of examples of his experience, easy to read, interesting and enjoyable to the point it made me chuckle or gasp and even at some points thinking Och... this can't be true ! In support of his written work there is a lovely selection of photos in chapter six justifying everything he had experienced. I especially loved the story Marooned: a bundle of badgers and the photo of 9 badgers huddled together up a tree is brilliant. The book is structured well with the author putting across his thoughts and findings up for discussion. These include Bovine TB and modern farming techniques amongst other issues and the question, Is it the badger that is the problem or is it the development? I know what I think. A must read for anyone who has an interest in badgers. It's a snip at £24.99. --Jackie Clark, Chair, Strathclyde Badger & Mammal Group

About the Author

For many years, the RSPCA, police, veterinary surgeons and conservation groups all over the country have relied on George Pearce s knowledge and his instinctive feel for animal behaviour. Now you can share in his experience and enthusiasm for badgers from his 70 years of badger watching and his vast professional wildlife experience.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Books about badgers tend to fall into two categories: the homely, personal stories done so well by Chris Ferris; and the scientific works for which Ernest Neal is rightly famous. George Pearce's excellent book spans both.

George writes from personal experience gained from years of working with badgers, both as a farmer and latterly as a badger consultant. He obviously has a deep affection and respect for the animals, and this is complemented by his enquiring mind and personal observations. He offers a number of new insights into badger behaviour (that badgers collecting green bedding in spring are usually nursing mothers, for instance, or the role of tunnels in food collection) that come directly from his own experience. His knowledge of badger sett size and construction is second to none.

Where the book is particularly good is as an introduction to badger consultancy. I get asked fairly regularly about what to do with badger setts in gardens and the threat to badgers from new developments, and the answers are rarely cut and dried. George talks about a wide range of situations in which badgers and people come into conflict, and offers practical advice on how to deal with them - to the best outcome for all parties.

In short - this book is definitely recommended for anyone with an interest or curiosity about badgers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a really good book 6 Feb 2012
By Mungo
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I had this for Christmas because we have badgers in our garden and I wanted to learn more about them. What a good choice this book was. George Pearce has a good, chatty writing style and his book is very easy to read and a mine of information and interesting stories. I do hope he finds time to write another one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book 5 Jan 2011
Format:Hardcover
George's writing is fantastic, heartfelt, and full of knowledge and experience. When reading this book, it felt like I was sitting down with the author and sharing a pint whilst chatting about badgers. The book is full of anecdotes through which the reader gains an insight into the peculiarities of badger behaviour. Its writing isn't scientific but the facts are rooted in observation and with chapters on biology, setts, rescue, consultancy / legislation, watching and the challenges of mitigating the potential conflicts with developers there is a little bit of everything within this book. I'm sure anybody wanting to know more about badgers will find it a joy to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book 17 Jan 2014
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I am a real fan of the badger and as an ecologist I want to read stuff that will not only help me understand badger behavior but also how to help mitigate for them in projects which could negatively impact on the badger. This performs really well and gives some detailed examples.

I must say I still use some of my other books as a reference tool, but this is probably the most used. I find that the authors, including this one are so fanatical about the badger that they have great knowledge of the badger in many situations that put together just enhance the learning experience!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Badger watchers 4 Jun 2011
By Boing
Format:Hardcover
Given to my in-law as a gift. He is a badger watcher of several years experience but said that he had learnt things from the book.
I contacted the author who kindly signed it to my in-law
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! 3 Dec 2012
By Arlene
Format:Hardcover
I was given this book as a present when it was first published. At that time I was fairly new to the world of badgers and found this book an ideal introduction. It is packed with information but delivered in an anecdotal way which makes the reading so pleasant and interesting and I often recommend George's book during talks that I give. There are plenty of encyclopedia-type books relating to badgers that have their place for reference and learning but can't be said to provide a 'good read'. George's book offers just that - a good read! - for both the newcomer to the world of badgers and to the more experienced. I'm just about to read it again!
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