The Secret Lives of Bats

The Secret Lives of Bats

My Adventures With the World's Most Misunderstood Mammals

Book - 2015
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Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780544382275
Characteristics: xvi, 271 pages : color illustrations


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ArapahoeAnna Jul 17, 2018

Merlin Tuttle is the "crocodile hunter" of bats. He travels all over the world documenting and photographing all types of them. This guide has adventure stories, pictures, information about bats and the ecosystems they enable to exist. He talks about pollination, seed distribution, consuming insect pests, migrations, types of echolocation, habitats and caves. Informs people how varied and wonderful bats really are and conservation efforts to save them.

Dec 18, 2015

Wonderfully well-written book on the only flying mammal, which includes 50 beautiful photos of bats -many which have appeared in National Geographic - taken by the author. Dr. Tuttle describes how he became interested in them as a teenager, which led to an exciting career. Those of us who love field biology can live it vicariously by reading the author's account of his several narrow escapes from disaster. I learned the importance of the conservation efforts being carried out by Bat Conservation International, which he founded.

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