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. Written by Hugh Warwick.
The Nature Book series:
- The Hare Book
- The Fox Book
- The Owl Book
- The Red Squirrel Book
- The Bee Book
- The Robin Book
- The Hedgehog Book
Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, was endorsed by Jeanette Winterson.
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.
‘It’s a great little book, because it encompasses everything. It’s an introduction to the animal, it explains the plights. It’s got the art, it’s got the history, it’s got the culture, and also it’s got the science too. All in one small volume. What more could you want? It’s a great book.’ Chris Packham
‘There is something for everyone here, perfect for the newcomer to the hedgehog world but also full of fascinating detail for those of us who have long been enthralled with all things hedgehoggy. … Who would have thought after over 20 years of working for BHPS and having read pretty much every hedgehog book that exists, that in this book Hugh could still provide intriguing information that is new to me!’ Fay Vass, Chief Executive, British Hedgehog Preservation Society
‘Mixing engaging and enlightening facts with some nice images, after reading The Hedgehog Book it’s impossible not to want to leave some water outside the back door for our prickly garden guests and to also cover their backs.’ David Nobakht, Buzz Magazine