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Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa

Author: Christian Dietz, Dr.; Dietmar Nill; Otto von Helversen
Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive and superbly illustrated handbook presents for the first time all 51 bat species that occur across Europe and Northwest Africa, taking in to account recent taxonomic advances and new species descriptions from over the last few years. Extensive introductory chapters reveal the remarkable biology of bats and explore the latest findings in bat evolution and echolocation. The in-depth species accounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Dietz, Christian, Dr.
Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa.
London : A & C Black, 2009
(OCoLC)742659674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Dietz, Dr.; Dietmar Nill; Otto von Helversen
ISBN: 9781408105313 1408105314
OCLC Number: 416263549
Description: 400 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Life history of bats --
Species richness of bats --
flight of bats --
Echolocation --
Foraging and feeding behaviour --
Food of bats --
Annual cycle of bats --
Movements --
'Autumn swarming' and 'swarming sites' --
Torpor and hibernation --
Behaviour of bats --
Bat roosts --
Foraging habitats of bats --
Population biology --
Ectoparasites --
Conservation status of European bats --
Conservation of European bats --
Bat detectors: species identification from echolocation calls --
species --
Fruit bats or flying foxes Pteropodidae --
Sheath-tailed bats Emballonuridae --
Mouse-tailed bats Rhinopomatidae --
Slit-faced bats or hollow-faced bats Nycteridae --
Old World leaf-nosed bats Hipposideridae --
Horseshoe bats Rhinolophidae --
Vesper or Plain-nosed bats Vespertilionidae --
Bent-winged or long-fingered bats Miniopteridae --
Free-tailed bats Molossidae --
Conservation status of European bats.
Responsibility: [Christian] Dietz, [Otto von] Helversen, [Dietmar] Nill.

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This comprehensive handbook presents for the first time all 51 bat species that occur across Europe and Northwest Africa.  Read more...

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'There's no denying that this is an outstanding, if not indispensable, book. It's a pleasure to browse and will be my standard reference for years to come.' BBC Wildlife (January 2010) 'This Read more...

 
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