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Bats

Author: M Brock Fenton
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Checkmark Books, [2001], ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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An illustrated study of bats, examining their anatomy, origins, and flight, echolocation and other senses, habitats, social organization, diets, populations, and other aspects of their lives; and including a look at various types of bats, and discussion of bat conservation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Brock Fenton
ISBN: 0816043582 9780816043583
OCLC Number: 875079592
Description: xvi, 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
[ch.] 1. Introducing bats : their anatomy, origins and flight --
[ch.] 2. Studying bats --
[ch.] 3. Echolocation : the sonar sight of bats --
[ch.] 4. Other senses, orientation and migration --
[ch.] 5. What bats eat --
[ch.] 6. Where bats roost --
[ch.] 7. Social organization, family life and communication --
[ch.] 8. Bat populations : productions, predators and parasites --
[ch.] 9. And now some bats --
[ch.] 10. Vampire bats --
[ch.] 11. Bats and public health --
[ch.] 12. Bat conservation --
[ch.] 13. Learning and bats --
[ch.] 14. Images of bats --
appendix. Common and scientific names of bats in text --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: M. Brock Fenton.

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Oversized and illustrated with colour photography throughout, this volume is a comprehensive history on bats written for a general audience. In addition to examining all aspects of bat biology, the  Read more...

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