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British Bats

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The most informative and readable account of British bats yet published

Series: New Naturalist Series Volume: 93

By: John D Altringham and Tom McOwat

218 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Harper Collins

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #127503 | ISBN: 000220147X
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #127502 | ISBN: 0002201402
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About this book

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, British Bats is a comprehensive account of the natural history of bats in Britain, from their origins and evolution to their feeding habits and reproduction. Altringham also discusses the threats to the survival of bats, and how conservation measures are being actioned. Finally, he gives an account of how to watch and study bats in the wild. Illustrations by Tom McOwat.
John Altringham is Professor of Biomechanics at Leeds University and a leading bat specialist.


Editors' Preface
Authors Foreword and Acknowledgements

1.From Dark Obscurity
2. Bats, an Evolutionary Success Story
3. The Biology of Temperate Bats
4. An Ecological Synthesis
5. British Bats, Past and Present
6. Conservation
7. Watching and Studying British Bats
8. Identification: How to Identify a Bat in the Hand

References and Further Reading
General Index
Species Index

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