London: Reaktion Books, 2015. Octavo, paperback, photographs, illustrations.
WAS $25. Reaktion Animal Series. Whether as living animals, abstract symbols or commercial resources, badgers have fascinated humans for thousands of years - though often to the animals' detriment. From the iconic European badger to the African honey badger, the hog badger of Southeast Asia and the North American badger, this book is the first truly global cultural history of the animal in over 30 years. Profusely illustrated with images spanning centuries, cultures, continents and species, Badger considers badgers' lives and lore, from their evolution and widespread distribution to their current and often imperilled status throughout the world.It travels from natural history and life in the wild to the myths, legends and spiritual beliefs badgers continue to inspire, as well as their representation and exploitation in industry, religion and the arts.
Appealing to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of these much misunderstood and often maligned creatures, Badger traces the complex and often contradictory ways in which this fascinating animal endures.
Price: $15.00 AU