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Amazing, fascinating and bizarre are the words that barely start to describe the bats of the world. Some are big, some tiny, many eat insects and fruit, yet there are others with more unusual tastes in food - such as the fisherman bat which uses its claws to catch fish or the unjustly demonized blood-eating vampire bats. Bats will not fly into your hair, and they are not blind, though most find their food and avoid obstacles in the darkness of night not by vision, but by using their remarkable and highly developed sense of echolocation. Their role in pollination is crucial to the environment in which they live. Bats are full of suprises. With such a large array of species, bat expert Phil Richardson takes you on a guided tour of the nocturnal world of bats: where they live, how they feed, and how they survive in almost every habitat on the planet. He uses his experiences of bat watching around the world to bring these misunderstood creatures to life, describing their complex life cycles, explaining how readers can watch and study bats and help conserve these often threatened mammals. Wherever you live, there are likely to be bats near you, so discover more with the help of this book.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Phil Richardson
Natural History Museum
ISBN 9780565091675
Antall sider 112 Dimensjoner 23,5cm x 21cm x 0,9cm
Vekt 420 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Mike Eaton Emner og form Popular science, Wildlife: general interest, Zoology: Mammals, Wildlife (Children's / Teenage)

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