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- DescriptionThe only mammals capable of true flight, bats are among the world's most fascinating creatures. This accessible guide to the forty-seven species of bats found in the United States and Canada captures and explains the amazing diversity of these marvels of evolution. A wide variety of bat species live in the United States and Canada, ranging from the California leaf-sed bat to the Florida bonneted bat, from the eastern small-footed bat to the rthern long-eared bat. The authors provide an overview of bat classification, biology, feeding behavior, habitats, migration, and reproduction. They discuss the ever-increasing danger bats face from destruction of habitat, wind turbines, chemical toxicants, and devastating diseases like white-se syndrome, which is killing millions of cave bats in North America. Illustrated species accounts include range maps and useful identification tips. Written by three of the world's leading bat experts and featuring J. Scott Altenbach's stunning photographs, this fact-filled and easy-to-use book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of bats in the U.S. and Canada.
- Author BiographyMichael J. Harvey is professor emeritus and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at Tennessee Technological University. J. Scott Altenbach is professor emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Troy L. Best is a professor of biological sciences at Auburn University.
- Author(s)J. Scott Altenbach,Michael J. Harvey,Troy L. Best
- PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
- Date of Publication09/12/2011
- SubjectLife Sciences: Zoology
- Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintJohns Hopkins University Press
- Content Note184, 135 colour illustrations, 47 maps, 2 graphs
- Weight408 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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