By Don E. Wilson
Lengthy the topic of fable and superstition, bats were one of the so much misunderstood of mammals because of their nocturnal conduct, skill for flight, and unusual visual appeal. looking to dispel the myths linked to those extraordinary creatures and arguing for his or her key function in a balanced surroundings, Bats in Question covers all elements of bat biology in a realistic question-and-answer format.
Describing the place bats dwell, how they use echolocation to navigate, or even why they cling the other way up, the e-book additionally provides the conservation prestige of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson lines the evolution of bats and exhibits their notable range by means of describing all the significant teams by way of their varied physique constructions and habitats. He sheds gentle on bats' complicated social structures, awesome edition in measurement, and meals personal tastes that surround vegetation, bugs, and mammals. The e-book additionally explores cultural attitudes approximately bats—telling how, till lately, bats were relegated to the realm of vampires and the way they've got emerged to take their position in public understanding as very important and engaging individuals of our ecosystems.
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