Do Bats Drink Blood?

Do Bats Drink Blood?

Fascinating Answers to Questions About Bats

Book - 2009
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Bat biologist Barbara A. Schmidt-French and writer Carol A. Butler offer a compendium of insightful facts about bats in this accessible and expertly written question-and-answer volume. Numbering more than one thousand species in our world today, bats in the wild are generally unthreatening. Like most other mammals, bats are curious, affectionate, and even playful with one another.

Highly beneficial animals, bats are critical to global ecological, economic, and public health. Do Bats Drink Blood? illuminates the role bats play in the ecosystem, their complex social behavior, and how they glide through the night sky using their acute hearing#65533;echolocation skills that have helped in the development of navigational aids for the blind. Personal in voice with the perspective of a skilled bat researcher, this book explores wideranging topics as well as common questions people have about bats, providing a trove of fascinating facts.

Featuring rare color and black-and-white photographs, including some by renowned biologist, photographer, and author Merlin Tuttle, Do Bats Drink Blood? provides a comprehensive resource for general readers, students, teachers, zoo and museum enthusiasts, farmers and orchardists, or anyone who may encounter or be fascinated by these extraordinary animals.

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780813545882
0813545889
Branch Call Number: 599. 4 FRE
Characteristics: x, 155 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Butler, Carol A. 1943-

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