The Biology of Bats

The Biology of Bats

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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 of the 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.The abandoned pups, and presumably the mothers in their alternative roosts, decrease their body temperature and enter a state of ... Whenever the cold period ends, sometimes after many days, the mothers return to the nursery colony. ... Large species of Pteropus have no need to become torpid and are unable to do so.

Title:The Biology of Bats
Author:Gerhard Neuweiler
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2000


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