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Les Ratapinyades de les Balears [Bats of the Balearics]

Field / Identification Guide

By: Jordi Serra-Cobo (Editor), Marc López-Roig (Author), Xavier Bayer i Gonzàlez (Author)

108 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Edicions Documenta Balear

Paperback | Aug 2015 | #227578 | ISBN-13: 9788416163434
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx

About this book

Language: Catalan

This book tells of one of the most interesting evolutionary histories that can be found in the animal world: the bats. Discover the different adaptations that have allowed them to fly, features that are present in no other group of mammals. In addition, most bats have replaced vision with a sophisticated sonar system. Why have they undergone these big changes?

Bats are popular animals, known to everyone, but really, what do we know about the way they live? How do they reproduce? What do they feed on? Where do they live? Which different habitats do they occupy? In addition to answering these questions, Les Ratapinyades de les Balears tells you what species of bats can be found in the Balearic Islands, and where they lived before humans established themselves here.

This book is the product of field work and laboratory work carried out by the authors for more than two decades. It makes available the latest knowledge on the diverse world of bats.

Summary in Catalan:
En aquesta obra trobarem una de les històries evolutives més interessants que podem trobar dins el món animal com és ara la de les ratapinyades. Descobrirem les diferents adaptacions que han sofert per poder volar, particularitat que no presenta cap altre grup de mamífers. A més, la majoria de les ratapinyades han substituït el sentit de la vista per un sofisticat sistema de sonar. Per què han sofert aquestes grans modificacions?

Les ratapinyades són uns animals populars, coneguts per tothom, però, realment, què sabem de la seva manera de viure? Com es reprodueixen? De què s’alimenten? On viuen? Quins hàbitats diferents ocupen? A més de satisfer aquestes preguntes, el volum ens informa de quines són les espècies de ratapinyades que podem trobar a les illes Balears, on ja vivien abans que s’hi establissin els humans.

Aquest volum s’ha pogut fer a partir del treball de camp i del treball de laboratori dut a terme pels seus autors durant més de dues dècades. Ara ens posen a l’abast els darrers coneixements que hi ha del món divers de les ratapinyades.

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