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Author Altringham, John D.

Title Bats : biology and behaviour / John D. Altringham ; drawings by Tom McOwat and Lucy Hammond.

Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  599.4 ALTR    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-253) and index.
Contents Introduction - biology lessons from the bats -- 1. The Evolution and Diversity of Bats -- 2. Flight -- 3. Echolocation -- 4. Torpor and Hibernation -- 5. Reproduction and Development -- 6. Behavioural Ecology -- 7. Community Ecology and the Interactions Between Bats and Other Organisms -- 8. Conservation.
Summary "A valuable reference for bat enthusiasts (amateur or professional), and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the biology of mammals." -- Journal of Mammalogy. Bats are arguably the most diverse of all animals, comprising as much as the quarter of all mammals. This book covers bats and their natural history, with a unique emphasis on how their lives exemplify processes and principles of broad biological relevance. Topics range from distinctive features (echolocation, flight) and individual and group behavior, to their modes of reproduction and interaction with other organisms and the environment. No other book covers all this ground with a blend of up-to-date scientific information and fine illustrations.
Subject Bats.
Bats -- Behavior.
ISBN 0198503229 (paperback)