Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The night skies are filled with over 1200 species of bats, which comprise twenty-two percent of all living mammals, and have a total population in the billions. Our lives and theirs are intimately linked--in ecological systems in which they are key pollinators, and in human health, as vectors of disease. Their abilities to echolocate have inspired incredible biotechnology. And yet there is no up to date book that conveys an ecological and economic significance of bats, which is as vast as their incredible wingspans. This book is a tour of what is currently known about the biology of bats. It answers questions about where bats live; what they eat; why some bats hibernate and others migrate; why some live alone and others form large roosting aggregations, sometimes numbering in the millions; whether bats have their evolutionary roots with primates or some other mammalian group; how flight has influenced bat mating behavi how bats use different sensory systems, from olfaction to hearing, to detect and capture prey; how and when bats reproduce and care for their young; what diseases they carry; why bats get bad press; and what we can do to protect and preserve these amazing mammals for future generations to benefit from and enjoy. The authors have studied bats the world over, from the petrified forests of Arizona to the rainforests of French Guiana, from Mayan ruins in Belize to the Hell Creek Badlands of Montana, from Tobago to Thailand. There are no better guides to echolocate generalists and specialists alike through the wonders of the bat world. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: There are more than 1,300 species of bats or almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry creatures of the night,” consider the bat’s fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects in a night. Bats also pollinate and disperse the seeds for many of the plants we love, from bananas to mangoes and figs.
Bats: A World of Science and Mystery presents these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light. Lush, full-color photographs portray bats in flight, feeding, and mating in views that show them in exceptional detail. The photos also take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents some bats build out of leaves. A comprehensive guide to what scientists know about the world of bats, the book begins with a look at bats’ origins and evolution. The book goes on to address a host of questions related to flight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and social structure: Why do some bats live alone and others in large colonies? When do bats reproduce and care for their young? How has the ability to fly unique among mammals influenced bats’ mating behavior? A chapter on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers through the system of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and catch prey. More than half of the world’s bat species are either in decline or already considered endangered, and the book concludes with suggestions for what we can do to protect these species for future generations to benefit from and enjoy.
From the tiny bumblebee bat” the world’s smallest mammal to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds five feet, A Battery of Bats presents a panoramic view of one of the world’s most fascinating yet least-understood species.
About the Author: Melville Brock Fenton is professor in and chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author or editor of several books, including Bat Ecology, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Nancy B. Simmons is curator-in-charge of the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History, where she is also professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School.
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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2015. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 022606512X