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The bat scientists

Author: Mary Kay Carson; Tom Uhlman; Merlin D Tuttle
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010.
Series: Scientists in the field.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book chronicles the efforts of Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International, as they try and save bat species from loss of habitat and white-nose syndrome.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
1010L
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kay Carson; Tom Uhlman; Merlin D Tuttle
ISBN: 9780547199566 0547199562 9780544104938 0544104935
OCLC Number: 505420676
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Books, 2011.
Target Audience: Grades 5-8 (SLJ).; 010-up.; Middle School.; 1010
Description: 79 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Contents: Bat basics --
Bat benefits --
Working in the dark --
Bat predators --
Changing minds, rescuing bats --
Batty myths --
Going underground --
How a cave traps cold air --
Gating Laurel Cave --
Building bat homes --
Celebrity bridge bats --
Mines for bats --
Discovering bats' secrets --
Ensuring survival --
Killer wind.
Series Title: Scientists in the field.
Responsibility: Mary Kay Carson ; with photographs by Tom Uhlman.
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Bats fly the night skies the world over, but are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. But bats are facing many problems, including a  Read more...

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"Whether describing the physics of echolocation or the present crisis of white-nose syndrome, Carson encourages readers to rethink stereotypes about creatures once scorned as flying vermin and shows Read more...

 
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