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Bats - revised edition

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Go on a guided tour of the nocturnal world of bats, exploring all aspects of their lives. Fully revised and reformatted edition.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09275 7

Author: Phil Richardson

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£ 12.99


Discover everything about Bats from where they live, how they feed and how they survive in almost every habitat on the planet.

Author Phil Richardson uses his experiences of bat watching around the world to describe their complex life cycles. He reveals where to watch and study bats, how to help conserve these often threatened mammals and how different species have adapted to varied environments. Discover also how their role in pollination is crucial to the environment in which they live.

The author also debunks common bat myths. Bats will not fly into your hair and they are not blind. Most find food and avoid obstacles in the darkness not by vision but by using their remarkable and highly developed sense of echolocation.

Wherever you live there are likely to be bats near you. So discover more with the help of this easy to read, approachable and beautifully illustrated book, now updated with striking new images and the latest research.

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