This guide helps identify and demystify the world of bats. Readers will learn about bats' position and role in the ecosystem – did you know there are over 1100 species of bats worldwide? This guide describes how bats evolved, their behavior, survival techniques and habitats around the world. With a focus on the 45 species found in North America, this guide describes what to do when encountering a bat in the wild and how we can all help conserve and protect these amazing creatures. Ideal for kids and their adults both.
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.