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The Hare (2nd Edition)

There is something special about a hare.

Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more about its secretive life.

But few researchers have had the patience and skill to untangle fact from fiction, to reveal the surprising evidence about this truly wild animal. And few photographers have managed to capture so many rare images of the hare on camera.

Jill Mason presents a lively account of the natural history of the hare, covering its behaviour throughout the seasons, its courtship and breeding, its favoured habitats and worldwide distribution, its remarkable survival techniques, its predators and its hunters.

The superstitions and folklore which surround the hare are explored; and the latest scientific findings and conservation initiatives are clearly reported for the general reader.

A total of 230 stunning colour photographs, by talented wildlife photographer David Mason, include pictures of hare behaviour never caught on camera before.

Author: Jill Mason
Photographer: David Mason
ISBN: 978 1 910723 93 7
Published: March 2019
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

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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