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The Resource Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book, Don E. Wilson; with photographs by Merlin D. Tuttle

Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book, Don E. Wilson; with photographs by Merlin D. Tuttle

Label
Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book
Title
Bats in question
Title remainder
the Smithsonian answer book
Statement of responsibility
Don E. Wilson; with photographs by Merlin D. Tuttle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Seeking to dispel the myths associated with these remarkable creatures and arguing far their key role in a balanced ecosystem, Bats in Question covers all aspects of bat biology in a practical question-and-answer format. Describing where bats live, how they use echolocation to navigate, and even why they hang upside down, the book also gives the conservation status of all 925 bat species. Don E. Wilson traces the evolution of bats and shows their remarkable diversity by
  • describing each of the major groups in terms of their different body structures and habitats. He also sheds light on bats complex social systems, extraordinary variation in size, and food preferences that encompass plants, insects, and mammals. The book also explores cultural attitudes about bats - telling how, until recently, bats had been relegated to the world of vampires and how they have emerged to take their place in public awareness as important and fascinating
  • members of our ecosystems. Illustrated with striking color photographs, this book invites both children and adults to better acquaint themselves with bats in order to understand the need to maintain viable populations of them in a rapidly shrinking natural world
Summary
Clears up misconceptions about bats and answers common questions about their characteristics, appearance, and behavior
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
185201
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Smithsonian answer book
Label
Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book, Don E. Wilson; with photographs by Merlin D. Tuttle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-162) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36159649
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 168 pages
Isbn
9781560987390
Lccn
96030035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36159649
  • (Sirsi) a585516
Label
Bats in question : the Smithsonian answer book, Don E. Wilson; with photographs by Merlin D. Tuttle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-162) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36159649
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 168 pages
Isbn
9781560987390
Lccn
96030035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36159649
  • (Sirsi) a585516

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