Bats of the World: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Feb 25, 2014 - Science - 160 pages

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Bats are some of the most intriguing-and ecologically important-animals on earth. In this handsomely illustrated guide, you will learn about:
- The natural history and evolution of bats
- Important identifying features
- Habitats, migration patterns, and common mating practices
- The status of various endangered bat species

Perfect for both experienced and novice bat watchers, Bats of the World is an invaluable resource for understanding the significance of bats in our world.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCING BATS
4
FACT AND FICTION
6
DIVERSITY
8
EVOLUTION
10
FLIGHT
14
ECHOLOCATION AND OTHER SENSES
18
BAT ROOSTS
24
FOOD HABITS
30
BAT MORTALITY
46
PEOPLE AND BATS
47
BAT CONSERVATION
50
CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING BATS
52
BATWATCHING
146
FOR MORE INFORMATION
152
SCIENTIFIC NAMES
153
INDEX
157

REPRODUCTION
38
BAT BEHAVIOR
43

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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

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