Bats

by Phil Richardson | 04 March 2011
PAPERBACK
Category: Wild Animals
Amazing, fascinating, bizarre are 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 â_" such as the fisherman bat which uses its claws to catch fish or the unjustly demonized blood-eating vampire bats. Bat expert Phil Richardson takes the reader 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 describe their complex life cycles, explaining how you can watch and study bats and help conserve these often threatened mammals. 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. Wherever you live, there are likely to be bats near you, so discover more with the help of this highly readable and beautifully illustrated book.
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Amazing, fascinating, bizarre are 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 â_" such as the fisherman bat which uses its claws to catch fish or the unjustly demonized blood-eating vampire bats. Bat expert Phil Richardson takes the reader 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 describe their complex life cycles, explaining how you can watch and study bats and help conserve these often threatened mammals. 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. Wherever you live, there are likely to be bats near you, so discover more with the help of this highly readable and beautifully illustrated book.
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In stock online
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€18.19
In stock online
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
54 Reward Points

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Amazing, fascinating, bizarre are 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 â_" such as the fisherman bat which uses its claws to catch fish or the unjustly demonized blood-eating vampire bats. Bat expert Phil Richardson takes the reader 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 describe their complex life cycles, explaining how you can watch and study bats and help conserve these often threatened mammals. 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. Wherever you live, there are likely to be bats near you, so discover more with the help of this highly readable and beautifully illustrated book.

Product Details

Bats

ISBN9780565092757

FormatPAPERBACK

Publisher (04 March. 2011)

No. of Pages128

Weight436

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 253 x 192 x 8