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Do Bats Drink Blood?: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Bats
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Do Bats Drink Blood?: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Bats

by Barbara A. Schmidt-French, Carol A Butler
 

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ISBN-10: 0813545889

ISBN-13: 9780813545882

Pub. Date: 09/13/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Bat biologist Barbara A. Schmidt-French and writer Carol A. Butler offer a compendium of insightful facts about bats in this accessible and expertly written question-and-answer volume. Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening. Like most other mammals, bats are curious, affectionate, and even playful

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Bat biologist Barbara A. Schmidt-French and writer Carol A. Butler offer a compendium of insightful facts about bats in this accessible and expertly written question-and-answer volume. Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening. Like most other mammals, bats are curious, affectionate, and even playful with one another.

Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic, and public health. Do Bats Drink Blood? illuminates the role bats play in the ecosystem, their complex social behavior, and how they glide through the night sky using their acute hearing—echolocation skills that have helped in the development of navigational aids for the blind. Personal in voice with the perspective of a skilled bat researcher, this book explores wideranging topics as well as common questions people have about bats, providing a trove of fascinating facts.

Featuring rare color and black-and-white photographs, including some by renowned biologist, photographer, and author Merlin Tuttle, Do Bats Drink Blood? provides a comprehensive resource for general readers, students, teachers, zoo and museum enthusiasts, farmers and orchardists, or anyone who may encounter or be fascinated by these extraordinary animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813545882
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2009
Series:
Animals Q&A
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Bat Basics
Chapter 2. Bat Bodies
Chapter 3. Bat Life
Chapter 4. Bat Behavior
Chapter 5. Bat Love
Chapter 6. Dangers and Defenses
Chapter 7. Bats and People

Appendices

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