Bats of Britain and Europe

Bats of Britain and Europe

by Christian Dietz, Andreas Kiefer


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This concise and definitive guide presents all 45 bat species that regularly occur in Europe (of which 17 are known to breed in the British Isles). The extensive introduction details the remarkable biology of bats and explores the latest findings in bat evolution, behaviour and echolocation.

This is followed by in-depth species accounts covering life history, conservation status and identification, including echolocation characteristics, and complemented by accurate distribution maps, with the book illustrated throughout with superb colour photography.

Suitable for beginners, students, professionals or conservationists alike, Bats of Britain and Europe is the authoritative field guide for bat watchers – an essential reference for every bat enthusiast.

- Allows identification of families, genera and where possible species of all European bats
- Illustrated throughout with almost 700 colour photographs
- Packed with information on bat behaviour, ecology and conservation

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472963185
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christian Dietz is a teacher, author and committed bat expert. He is particularly interested in the ecology and systematics of bats in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and makes regular trips throughout the Mediterranean and eastern Europe in search of them. His findings have made valuable contributions to bat conservation and our understanding of their diversity.

Andreas Kiefer is a Research Associate at the University of Trier, Germany, with a long-standing interest in bat behaviour and phylogenetics. His research currently focuses on the impact of wind turbines on bats.

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