Biology of Bats by Gerhard NeuweilerBiology of Bats by Gerhard Neuweiler

Biology of Bats

byGerhard NeuweilerTranslated byEllen Covey

Paperback | December 15, 1999

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Well adapted to numerous habitats, bats comprise almost one quarter of all species of mammals. This book is a comprehensive introduction to their biology. Suitable as a textbook for undergraduates and written by one of the world's leading researchers, the book offers an accessible summary ofthe extensive body of research on bats. The book takes a broad physiological perspective and devotes separate chapters to specific physiological systems as well as to bat ecology and phylogeny. It features a thorough discussion of echolocation, which continues to be the subject of intense research,and describes many European and neotropical bats, as well as North American species. Biology of Bats is an important resource both for students and researchers.

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Gerhard Neuweiler is at University of Munich. Ellen Covey is at University of Washington. Ellen Covey is at University of Washington.
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Title:Biology of BatsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195099516

ISBN - 13:9780195099515

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 17

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AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Functional anatomy and locomotion2. The circulatory and respiratory systems3. Heat and water balance4. Diet, digestion, and energy balance5. Central nervous system6. Echolocation7. Vision, olfaction, and taste8. Reproduction and development9. Ecology10. Phylogeny and systematicsIndex

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"First published in German, this fine translation makes a wealth of information more readily available to biologists. Reviews functional anatomy, circulatory and respiratory systems, diet and digestion, aerodynamics, central nervous system, echolocation, vision, olfaction, reproduction anddevelopment, ecology, phylogeny, systematics, and more. Unusually comprehensive in its presentation of information. Suggested references listed at the end of each chapter. Well-suited as a textbook." -- Northeastern Naturalist, 2000