The Natural History of Hibernating Bats

The Natural History of Hibernating Bats

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There are over 950 species of bats worldwide. This book concentrates on the hibernating bats of the temperate zones. It looks in depth at their biology and ecology, focusing on echolocation, foraging and diet, reproduction, and their particular physiological adaptations for life as a flying mammal. Like other volumes in the series, it presents a wealth of information in an easily digestible form.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 colour plates, 88 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0747028028
  • 9780747028024

Table of contents

What is a bat?; bats as flying mammals; nocturnal echolocation - other bat senses and roost selection; studying bats in the field; habitat, foraging and diet; energy balance; biological rhythms; reproduction and development; populations of bats; human influences upon bats.
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