Collins New Naturalist Library (93) ? British Bats

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9780002201476: Collins New Naturalist Library (93) ? British Bats

Another volume in the popular New Naturalist series, British Bats is a comprehensive account of the natural history of these fascinating animals, from their origins and evolution to their feeding habits and reproduction.

Bats are arguably the most successful and diverse mammals ever to evolve. In Britain, one in three of our native land mammals is a bat. Their ecology and behaviour is fascinating. Few mammals live closer to humans; in fact many species roost unnoticed in our homes, and some are now almost entirely dependent on man-made structures for their survival. Bats are the only mammals capable of powered flight. They are also one of just two groups which have a sophisticated echolocation system (the other being the dolphins and their relatives).

In this book, John Altringham discusses all the different aspects of the natural history of bats, from their origins and evolution to their behaviour, feeding habits and reproduction. He also discusses the threats to the survival of bats, and how we are working to conserve them. Finally, he gives an account of how to watch and study bats in the wild.

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‘John Altringham has the remarkable ability to explain the complex in a simple and easily understood style’
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Since it first began in 1945, the Collins 'New Naturalist' series has had as its aim to interest the general reader in the wildlife of Britain, by recapturing the enquiring spirit of the old naturalists. Many of the volumes have become classics and 'Collins Natural History' is delighted to be able to bring you the latest volume in the series.

'British Bats' is a comprehensive account of the natural history of these fascinating animals, from their origins and evolution to their feeding habits and reproduction. Bats are arguably the most successful and diverse mammals ever to evolve. In Britain, one in three of our native land mammals is a bat. Their ecology and behaviour is fascinating: few mammals live closer to humans, in fact many species roost unnoticed in our homes, and some are now almost entirely dependent on man-made structures for their survival. Bats are the only mammals capable of powered flight. They are also one of just two groups which have a sophisticated echolocation system (the other being dolphins and their relatives) for locating obstacles and prey.

In his book, John Altringham discusses all the different aspects of the natural history of bats, from their origins and evolution to their behaviour, feeding habits and reproduction. He also discusses the threats to the survival of bats, and how we are working to conserve them. Finally, he gives an account of how to watch and study bats in the wild.

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Published by Harper UK 2003-03-01 (2003)
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