Hanging With Bats

Hanging With Bats

Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars

Book - 2008
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Univ of New Mexico Pr

Whether they're darting across the evening sky in search of their breakfast or hanging from their upside-down roosts in caves, old mines, buildings, and trees, bats play a crucial role in the natural world but are all too often misunderstood by people who think of them as strange birds, flying rats, or Dracula in disguise. Karen Taschek's thoughtful and engaging exploration introduces young readers to the complicated and fascinating world of bats, both in their natural habitats and in the human imagination. Containing a wide range of bat-related topics, from their relationships with ecosystems to why you shouldn't be afraid of vampires,Hanging with Bats addresses echolocation, vocalization, migration patterns, and breeding habits with enthusiasm. Taschek also includes information on what to do if a bat gets in your house, building bat houses, and how to imitate bat "talk."

Baker & Taylor
Presents an introduction to bats, discussing their physical characteristics, feeding behaviors, nocturnal habits, migration, their role in helping ecosystems, and their place in popular culture, along with instructions for building a bat house.

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780826344038
Branch Call Number: J 599.4 TASCH
Characteristics: vii, 94 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Notes: Includes index


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