Bats in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book by Don E. Wilson

By Don E. Wilson

Lengthy the topic of fantasy and superstition, bats were one of the such a lot misunderstood of mammals because of their nocturnal conduct, capability for flight, and unusual visual appeal. looking to dispel the myths linked to those notable creatures and arguing for his or her key function in a balanced surroundings, Bats in query covers all facets of bat biology in a pragmatic question-and-answer format.

Describing the place bats reside, how they use echolocation to navigate, or even why they hold the wrong way up, the ebook additionally supplies the conservation prestige of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson lines the evolution of bats and indicates their impressive variety through describing all of the significant teams by way of their various physique constructions and habitats. He sheds mild on bats' complicated social platforms, amazing edition in measurement, and meals personal tastes that surround crops, 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 very important and interesting individuals of our ecosystems.

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