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Stokes Beginner S Guide To Bats

Author : Kim Williams
ISBN : 0316816582
Genre : Nature
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A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to bats, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing creatures in the wild; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.
Category: Nature

Bats Of Texas

Author : Loren K. Ammerman
ISBN : 9781603444767
Genre : Nature
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With all new illustrations, color photographs, revised species accounts, updated maps, and a sturdy flexible binding, this new edition of the authoritative guide to bats in Texas will serve as the field guide and all-around reference of choice for amateur naturalists as well as mammalogists, wildlife biologists, and professional conservationists. Texas is home to all four families of bats that occur in the United States, including thirty-three species of these important yet increasingly threatened mammals. Although five species, each represented by a single specimen, may be regarded as vagrants, no other state has a bat fauna more diverse, from the state’s most common species, the Brazilian free-tailed bat, to the rare hairy-legged vampire. The introductory chapter of this new edition of Bats of Texas surveys bats in general—their appearance, distribution, classification, evolution, biology, and life history—and discusses public health and bat conservation. An updated account for each species follows, with pictures by an outstanding nature photographer, distribution maps, and a thorough bibliography. Bats of Texas also features revised and illustrated dichotomous keys accompanied by gracefully detailed line drawings to aid in identification. A list of specimens examined is located at batsoftexas.com.
Category: Nature

Bats

Author : M. Brock Fenton
ISBN : 9780226065267
Genre : Science
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There are more than 1,300 species of bats—or almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry “creatures of the night,” consider the bat’s fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects in a night. Bats also pollinate and disperse the seeds for many of the plants we love, from bananas to mangoes and figs. Bats: A World of Science and Mystery presents these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light. Lush, full-color photographs portray bats in flight, feeding, and mating in views that show them in exceptional detail. The photos also take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents some bats build out of leaves. A comprehensive guide to what scientists know about the world of bats, the book begins with a look at bats’ origins and evolution. The book goes on to address a host of questions related to flight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and social structure: Why do some bats live alone and others in large colonies? When do bats reproduce and care for their young? How has the ability to fly—unique among mammals—influenced bats’ mating behavior? A chapter on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers through the system of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and catch prey. More than half of the world’s bat species are either in decline or already considered endangered, and the book concludes with suggestions for what we can do to protect these species for future generations to benefit from and enjoy. From the tiny “bumblebee bat”—the world’s smallest mammal—to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds five feet, A Battery of Bats presents a panoramic view of one of the world’s most fascinating yet least-understood species.
Category: Science

W Inging It

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00852503T
Genre : Bird watching
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Category: Bird watching

Bat Research News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097721603
Genre : Bats
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Category: Bats

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 0871162016
Genre : Authors and publishers
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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Category: Authors and publishers

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015046427004
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

A Beginner S Guide To Vax Vms Utilities And Applications

Author : Ronald M. Sawey
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062664465
Genre : Computers
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The popular guide to VAX/VMS utilities and applications No matter what components you're using, the new edition of this popular resource will help you learn to perform simple and useful tasks on the VAX/VMS system - with confidence! The book offers a hands-on introduction to the EDT and EVE screen editor programs, the DECspell spelling checker, WPS-PLUS, phone and mail utilities, VAX Notes, the DATATRIEVE database management program, the DECalc electronic spreadsheet, the BITNET network, and more. Included are a wealth of lively examples, exercises, and illustrations - plus 'quick reference' charts summarizing commands and operations at the end of each chapter. Nine useful appendixes include additional detailed material.
Category: Computers

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888426
Genre : American literature
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.
Category: American literature

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117845078
Genre : Bibliography, National
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The Publisher

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ISBN : UCAL:$B230683
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

British Books

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ISBN : UOM:39015084435869
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography