Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Paperback | September 25, 2011

byJohn D. Altringham

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Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book covers the key aspects of bat biology, including evolution, flight, echolocation, hibernation,reproduction, feeding and roosting ecology, social behaviour, migration, population and community ecology, biogeography, and conservation. This new edition is fully updated and greatly expanded throughout, maintaining the depth and scientific rigour of the first edition. It is written with infectious enthusiasm, and beautifully illustrated with drawings and colour photographs.

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Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book covers the key aspects of bat biology, including evolution, flight, echolocation, hibernation,reproduction, feeding and roosting ecology, ...

John Altringham is Professor of Animal Ecology and Conservation at the University of Leeds, UK, where he has been since 1989. He completed his BSc at the University of York, and his PhD at St. Andrews University, where he returned as a research fellow from 1983-1989. During his career he has travelled widely, studying animals as varied...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.74 inPublished:September 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199207127

ISBN - 13:9780199207121

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Evolution and Diversity2. Flight3. Echolocation and Other Senses4. Torpor and Hibernation5. Reproduction and Development6. Roosting and Feeding Ecology7. Migration, Social Structure, and Population Structure8. Biogeography, Macroecology, Community Ecology, and the Interactions between Bats and Other Organisms9. ConservationReferencesIndex

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"This book on the natural history and biology of bats is aimed primarily at zoology students but will also appeal to many amateur naturalists...The book is well illustrated and well referenced." --Aslib Book Guide