The Bat Scientists by Mary Kay CarsonThe Bat Scientists by Mary Kay Carson

The Bat Scientists

byMary Kay CarsonPhotographed byTom Uhlman

Paperback | August 13, 2013

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Rich with fascinating information and photographs."- Horn Book

Dr. Merlin Tuttle is fascinated by bats, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies the world over, but are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. But bats are facing many problems, including a scary new disease. White-nose syndrome is killing millions of bats in North America. Dr. Tuttle and his fellow bat scientists are on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats. Find more about this series at"
Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman are the author and illustrator of Emi and the Rhino Scientist. Mary Kay has written many books for children, and Tom has been a freelance photographer for twenty years. They live in Cincinnati with their dog Ruby. Learn more at and
Title:The Bat ScientistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.24 inPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544104935

ISBN - 13:9780544104938


Editorial Reviews

Whether describing the physics of echolocation or the present crisis of white-nose syndrome, Carson encourages readers to rethink stereotypes about creatures once scorned as flying vermin and shows how intricately their survival is tied to our own."- Booklist, starred review "A strong scientific look at a unique and often unloved mammal and the scientists who happily investigate them"- School Library Journal Praise for Emi and the Rhino Scientist A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the YearA Parent's Choice Award Winner in Non-FictionA Booklist Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth 2008A Booklist Top 10 Books on the Enviroment for Youth 2008A Junior Library Guild Selection* 'Top-notch nonfictionaǪA captivating telescopic view of a unique animal.'- Booklist, starred review* "The emphasis on reproductive science and zoo work both make this an unusual addition to the admirable Scientists in the Field series, one that should be welcome in high-school as well as middle-school libraries."- Kirkus, starred review"Through lively prose and stunning full-color photographs, readers learn how Terri Roth, an expert in endangered-species reproduction, helped Emi to give birth to the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in more than 100 years? Like many of the entries in this popular series, Emi is an engaging and informative."- School Library Journal "