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By: M Brock Fenton

224 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs, maps

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Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #121176 | ISBN: 0816043582
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About this book

Completely revised edition of this comprehensive guide to the world's chiroptera. In addition to examing all aspects of bat biology, the book helps dispel many myths about bats. Updated information includes: Bat anatomy and behaviour; Echolocation; Senses, diets, roosts, and habitats of bats; Social organisation of specific species; The proven existence of vampire bats; and Web sites that provide more information.

Suitable for all ages, the book combines compelling stop-action photographs with up-to-date information on bat ecology...The best bat book published to date.-CHOICE " attractive, interesting, and informative volume..."-Library Journal "Recommended."-The Book Report"


Bat anatomy and behavior * Echolocation, or the sonar sight of bats * Senses, diets, roosts, and habitats of bats * The social organization of specific species * The proven existence of vampire bats * Bat conservation * Web sites that provide more information about bats. The book concludes with a look at mankind's images of bats in art and folklore, in religion, and in the popular imagination.

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