By Don E. Wilson
Lengthy the topic of fable and superstition, bats were one of the such a lot misunderstood of mammals as a result of their nocturnal behavior, means for flight, and weird visual appeal. looking to dispel the myths linked to those notable creatures and arguing for his or her key position in a balanced environment, Bats in Question covers all points of bat biology in a realistic question-and-answer format.
Describing the place bats stay, how they use echolocation to navigate, or even why they hold the wrong way up, the e-book additionally offers the conservation prestige of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson lines the evolution of bats and indicates their striking range through describing all of the significant teams when it comes to their diversified physique constructions and habitats. He sheds gentle on bats' complicated social platforms, amazing edition in dimension, and meals personal tastes that surround vegetation, bugs, and mammals. The publication additionally explores cultural attitudes approximately bats—telling how, till lately, bats were relegated to the area of vampires and the way they've got emerged to take their position in public information as vital and interesting individuals of our ecosystems.
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