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A Bat Man in the Tropics: Chasing El Duende

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Series: Organisms and Environments Series Volume: 7

By: Theodore H Fleming

307 pages, Photos, illus, maps

University of California Press

Hardback | Nov 2003 | #141979 | ISBN: 0520236068
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Theodore Fleming's renowned fieldwork on bats has taken him to the tropical forests of Panama, Costa Rica, Australia, and the Sonoran Desert of Northwest Mexico and Arizona. This is a riveting personal account of his many adventures, the fascinating animals and plants he has encountered, his professional and family relationships, and the development of tropical biology.
'An intriguing firsthand account of what it is really like to be a talented field biologist.' Donald R Griffen, author of Animal Minds

An intriguing firsthand account of what it is really like to be a talented field biologist.


List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Maps 1. Up a Quebrada without a Paddle 2. Year of the Marmosa 3. Along the Rio Corobici 4. El Duende 5. Three Hundred Nights of Solitude 6. Anastasio's Last Stand 7. Vampyrum 8. Fooling Around with Flying Foxes 9. Tracy's Hypothesis 10. Along the Nectar Trail 11. In the Blink of an Eye Epilogue Appendix 1. A Brief Overview of Bat Diversity Appendix 2. Some Common and Scientific Names Used in the Text References Index

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Theodore H. Fleming is Professor of Biology at the University of Miami, author of The Short-Tailed Fruit Bat: A Study in Plant-Animal Interactions (1988) and coeditor with A. Valiente-Banuet of Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists: Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation (2002), among other books.

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