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Walker's Bats of the World

Flora / FaunaOut of Print

Series: Walker's Mammals of the World

By: Ernest P Walker(Author), Ronald M Nowak(Author), Thomas H Kunz(Introduction By), Elizabeth D Pierson(Introduction By)

287 pages, 423 b/w photos

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #35749 | ISBN: 0801849861
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Introduction by Thomas H. Kunz and Elizabeth D. Pierson. The first single segment of the leading reference work Walker's Mammals of the World to become available as a separate volume. It is a complete guide to this varied order of mammals and includes scientific and common names, as well as the number and distribution of species, measurements and physical traits, habitat, daily and seasonal activity, population dynamics, home range, social life, reproduction, and longevity. As in the complete Walker's Mammals, most photographic illustrations depict live animals rather than skins or skeletons. A superb reference.

"Amazing black-and-white photos of these truly otherworldy flying mammals in this definitive encyclopedia for lay and scholarly readers alike."
San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

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Ernest P. Walker (1891-1969) began work on Mammals of the World in the early 1930s, when he became assistant director of the National Zoo in Washington.

Ronald M. Nowak is the author of the fourth and fifth editions of Walker's Mammals of the World. His other works on mammalogy include North American Quaternary Canis and several parts of the National Geographic Society's Wild Animals of North America, for which he also was editorial consultant. He received a doctorate in biology from the University of Kansas in 1973 and has worked as a mammalogist ever since. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

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