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The Hare (2nd Edition)


This new, expanded edition of our highly-acclaimed natural history of the hare contains much new material, and 75 stunning new photographs among the 235 colour images of hares feeding their young, boxing, courting, eating, sheltering and playing. 

‘What is there to say about a hare? A hell of a lot, is the answer. Jill Mason has tackled the subject from every imaginable angle and produced an unexpectedly fascinating book.’ – The Independent

‘By combining images of wild hare behaviour – from mating to being predated – a thorough pictorial reference has been produced. With hares so popular with wildlife artists, it will provide a source of inspiration and reference. A delight for general readers’. – BBC Wildlife Magazine

The Hare is the most comprehensive book available on this enigmatic and much-loved British mammal, covering in words and photographs its life-cycle, its challenges, its legends and myths, hares around the world, and its future.

The photographs reflect David Mason's lifetime passion for capturing the hare on camera in all situations. 

Author: Jill Mason
Photographer: David Mason
ISBN: 978 1 910723 93 7
Published: March 2005
Format: 246 x 189 mm
Binding: Hardback
No. of pages: 224
217 colour photographs
7 colour illustrations
3 black & white photographs
3 black & white illustrations
Price: £25.00

Published 19 March 2019

The Hare (2nd Edition) by Jill Mason
There is fierce competiton between males to mate with a female
There is fierce competiton between males to mate with a female

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