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The Resource The secret lives of bats : my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals, Merlin Tuttle

The secret lives of bats : my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals, Merlin Tuttle

Label
The secret lives of bats : my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals
Title
The secret lives of bats
Title remainder
my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals
Statement of responsibility
Merlin Tuttle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them. Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Tuttle shares research showing that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that vampire bats have a social order similar to that of primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research and conservation and forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tuttle, Merlin D
Dewey number
  • 599.4
  • 569/.4074
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.C5
LC item number
T896 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.C5
NAL item number
T896 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tuttle, Merlin D
  • Bats
  • Bats
  • Bats
  • Bats
Label
The secret lives of bats : my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals, Merlin Tuttle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teenage discoveries -- Saving the gray myotis -- Tracking bat nightlife -- Investigating vampire bats -- Bats through a camera's eye -- Discovering frog-eating bats -- Finding America's most elusive bats -- Cacti that compete for bats -- Free-tailed bat caves and pest control -- African adventures -- Bat-loving monks, tigers, and poachers -- Mysteries of bat-guiding flowers -- Bat foresters -- Fruit grower complaints -- A national park for bats -- Epilogue: Hope for the future
Control code
ocn910621962
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544382275
Lccn
2015017314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025377337
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910621962
Label
The secret lives of bats : my adventures with the world's most misunderstood mammals, Merlin Tuttle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teenage discoveries -- Saving the gray myotis -- Tracking bat nightlife -- Investigating vampire bats -- Bats through a camera's eye -- Discovering frog-eating bats -- Finding America's most elusive bats -- Cacti that compete for bats -- Free-tailed bat caves and pest control -- African adventures -- Bat-loving monks, tigers, and poachers -- Mysteries of bat-guiding flowers -- Bat foresters -- Fruit grower complaints -- A national park for bats -- Epilogue: Hope for the future
Control code
ocn910621962
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544382275
Lccn
2015017314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025377337
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910621962

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