The Secret Lives of Bats

" Kathy Moran, National Geographic The Secret Lives of Bats highlights the lifelong journey of the man who arguably has done more for the conservation of bats than anyone else on the planet.Filled with personal and professional stories and ...

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Author: Merlin Tuttle

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544382275

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared. From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them. Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Tuttle shares research showing that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that vampire bats have a social order similar to that of primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research and conservation and forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures.

Understanding Bats

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Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Bird Watchers Digest Press

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094719519

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Bats Sing Mice Giggle

A truly incredible, scientific, but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds.

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Author: Karen Shanor

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848310951

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 263

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A truly incredible, scientific, but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds.

Bats

"How do bats find their way in the dark? Where do they live and what do they eat? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the secret lives of bats."--Cover back.

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Author: Megan Cullis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1601302258

Category: Bats

Page: 32

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"How do bats find their way in the dark? Where do they live and what do they eat? In this book you'll find the answers and lots more about the secret lives of bats."--Cover back.

The Secret Life of Animals

A stomach filled with half-digested leaves would slow down a flying fruit bat,
making it vulnerable to aerial predators such as hawks and eagles. Gorillas, on
the other hand, eat mainly leaves and stems and spend most of their time on the
 ...

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Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: 0762101121

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 160

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Adirondack Life

WILDERNESS Asleep in the Deep The secret lives of Adirondack bats BY JUDY
WATSON protects the bats One abandoned mine land from devel near.
CLUSTER OF HIBERNATING LITTLE - BROWN BATS . DEAN SPAULDING .
BELOW ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924059814792

Category: Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)

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The Last Leonardo The Secret Lives of the World s Most Expensive Painting

... of forward motion provided by the thrust of four jet engines combined into a
physical metaphor for this moment in his life. ... His ideas for human flight were
based on years of watching and analysing the airborne movements of birds, bats
and ...

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Author: Ben Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008313432

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 416

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500 years after the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Ben Lewis considers the unrivalled legacy of his art through an original biography of the ‘Salvator Mundi’ (Saviour of the World) – the lost Da Vinci painting.

The Secret Life of Animals

Secrets of the Standfasts nights , when moths and environment are both at 85
degrees , the insect takes off and flies efficiently in thirty seconds . ... Tropical
nectar - sipping fruit bats go through a daily cycle similar to the hummingbird ' s .

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Author: Lorus Johnson Milne

Publisher: E.P. Dutton

ISBN: UOM:39015037028092

Category: Animal Behaviour

Page: 214

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Discover

Delve into the secret lives of bats, learn how to protect them, even build a bat
house or buy a bat detector at the Bat Conservation International Web site: www.
batcon.org/home. (You can even find out what to do if you've got a bat in your
house ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064348777

Category: Science

Page:

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Secret Lives

It is not at all fussy about what it eats , and can live happily in the tropics , or can
spend its entire life in total darkness , at ... Although bats may appear somewhat
archaic creatures , they are wonderful examples of evolutionary perfection .

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Author: Stephen Dalton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UVA:X004885859

Category: Nature photography

Page: 126

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New Hampshire Audubon

Take a twilight hike to discover the secret lives of bats , moths , and other
creatures that stay hidden during the daytime . End the evening with a campfire
and some songs about the creatures of the night . Climb Up Crotched Thursday ,
August ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097698769

Category: Birds

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Bird Watcher s Digest

532 A field guide to more than 80 common feeder UNDERSTANDING BATS
visitors across North America . The booklet's Learn about the secret lives of these
gentle introduction tells you how to identify a bird . The mammals and how they ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P008580534

Category: Bird watching

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The Secret Lives of Birds

They live in caves and , like bats , they navigate using echolocation , which
involves locating obstacles by emitting ultrasounds that produce an echo . The
swifts in question live on the coast of Malaysia , and their nests are considered a
 ...

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Author: Pierre Gingras

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: PSU:000032028508

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Examines the habits and characteristics of birds, including nesting and grooming habits, courtship and mating rituals, young rearing practices, and physical capabilities

The Secret Lives of Words

Perhaps Robert Browning found himself dazed by the punctuation , for he wrote
in Pippa Passes ( 1841 ) : “ Sing to the bats ' sleek sisterhoods full complines with
gallantry , Then owls and bats , cowls and twats , monks and nuns , in a cloister ...

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Author: Paul West

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: UOM:39015042476096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This fascinating new study reveals the amazing and bizarre histories of language's building blocks and chronicles the etymologies of dozens of common words whose original meaning has been obscured through the passage of time.

Heath Reading

Vampire bats hang upside down in their roosts. Nevertheless, people gradually
became more worried about vampire bats. The bite of a ... Its success depended
upon the gradual collection of knowledge about the secret lives of vampire bats.

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Author: Donna E. Alvermann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0669235377

Category: Readers

Page: 580

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The Complete Bat

Stebbings , R. E. , Conservation of European Bats ( Christopher Helm , 1988. )
Stebbings , R. E. and Griffith , F. , The Distribution and Status of Bats in Europe (
NERC , 1986. ) Yalden , D. W. , and Morris , P. A. , The Lives of Bats ( David and ...

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Author: James Robertson

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924058885504

Category: Science

Page: 165

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Enjoying Squirrels More Or Less

ERSTANDING UNDERSTANDING BATS . Learn about the secret lives of these
gentle mammals and how they benefit us . Researchers Kim Williams and Rob
Mies dispel common myths , answer frequently asked questions , profile North ...

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Author: Howard Youth

Publisher: Bird Watcher's Digest Press

ISBN: 1880241110

Category: Squirrels

Page: 32

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-. coa The Buzz ... .com Virtual Connections Have you ever wanted to scuba dive
on the Great Barrier Reef or explore the secret life of bats ? Well , now you can ...

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ISBN: PSU:000055182492

Category: Children's libraries

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Best Books for Children

tion to mountain gorillas that covers their life cycle , habits , anatomy , and
habitats . ( Rev : BL 8 / 1 / 01 ) ... ( Rev : BL 10 / 15 / 01 ; HBG 3 / 02 ) [ 599 ) BATS
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Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 159158082X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 507

View: 330

This supplement to the 8th edition of the classic guide to children's books includes more than 5,000 in-print titles recommended for children aged 5 to 12. The thematic organisation, concise annotations, and complete bibliographic data and review citations make this volume equally useful for reader's advisory, research, and collection development.

Anatomy Of A Rose

In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.

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Author: Sharman Apt Russell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786730995

Category: Science

Page: 232

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In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the "inner life" of flowers, showing them to be more individual, more enterprising, and more responsive than we ever imagined. From their diverse fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, where nature is concerned, "wonder is not only our starting point; it can also be our destination." Throughout this botanical journey, she reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants--how they evolved, how they survive, how they heal--is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty. Russell helps us imagine what a field of snapdragons looks like to a honeybee; she introduces us to flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, even smell like a rotting corpse.In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.