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Field Guides & Natural History  Mammals  Bats (Chiroptera)

Bats An Illustrated Guide to All Species

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Popular Science SPECIAL OFFER
By: Marianne Taylor(Author), Merlin D Tuttle(Illustrator)
400 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: The Ivy Press
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Bats are given the Ivy Press treatment in this photographic guide, with Merlin Tuttle contributing the images.
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From the Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox, a megabat with a wingspan of over five feet, to the aptly named Bumblebee Bat, the world's smallest mammal, the number and diversity of bat species is proving to be very rich and vastly underestimated. Nocturnal, fast-flying, and secretive, their behaviours are extremely difficult to observe and catalog. This lavishly illustrated handbook offers in-depth profiles of 300 megabats and microbats and detailed summaries of all the species identified to date. An endlessly fascinating guide with a hefty introduction exploring their natural history and unique adaptations to life on the wing, Bats includes close-up images of these animals' delicate, intricate and sometimes grotesque forms and faces, each shaped by evolution to meet the demands of an extraordinarily specialized life.

Contents

Foreword  6
 
Introduction  8
Bat Research  10
What is a Bat?  12
Evolution  16
Diversity  19
Biology  22
Behavior  30
Ecology  44
Bats & People  48
About this Book  57
 
Yangochiroptera accounts  58
Myzopodidae
Emballonuridae
Nycteridae
Furipteridae
Mormoopidae
Mystacinidae
Natalidae
Noctilionidae
Phyllostomidae
Thyropteridae
Cistugidae
Miniopteridae
Molossidae
Vespertilionidae
 
Yinpterochiroptera accounts  298
Pteropodidae
Craseonycteridae
Hipposideridae
Megadermatidae
Rhinolophidae
Rhinonycteridae
Rhinopomatidae
 
Index of Scientific Names  388
Index of Common Names  397
Acknowledgments & Biographies  400

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Biography

Marianne Taylor is a freelance writer, illustrator, photographer and editor. Her interest in natural history began from an extremely early age, as she became passionately interested in first butterflies and then birds, then wildlife in general. As the daughter of two librarians, one of whom later became a secondhand bookseller, she was as bookish as she was animal-obsessed. She worked for seven years in natural history publishing, first in the natural history department of Bloomsbury Publishing, and later for Birdwatch magazine. She began a new career as a freelance writer in 2007, and since then has written more than a dozen books for adults and children on a range of natural history subjects. Her previous work includes RSPB British Birds of Prey (A&C Black), Dragonflight (Bloomsbury), and The Nature Book (Michael O'Mara).

Field / Identification Guide Flora / Fauna Popular Science SPECIAL OFFER
By: Marianne Taylor(Author), Merlin D Tuttle(Illustrator)
400 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: The Ivy Press
NHBS
Bats are given the Ivy Press treatment in this photographic guide, with Merlin Tuttle contributing the images.
Media reviews

"[...] Meshing deft scientific text with Tuttle’s sumptuous images, it’s a superb introduction to the baroque morphologies and flying prowess of these beguiling beasts."
Nature 567, 459 (2019)

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