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Bats

In a World of Echoes

  • Johan Eklöf
  • Jens Rydell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 9-20
  3. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 21-36
  4. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 37-54
  5. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 55-74
  6. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 75-82
  7. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 83-98
  8. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 99-112
  9. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 113-132
  10. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 133-146
  11. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 147-152
  12. Johan Eklöf, Jens Rydell
    Pages 153-171
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 172-176

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive book about the lives of bats is about a group of peculiar, mythical and fascinating animals. They are mammals, just like us, but still so different. The book covers bats from Latin American Maya temples to Swedish potato cellars; from the plains of Kenya to the Taiwanese mountains.

We perceive their shadows flitting by in the summer nights, hear their mating calls in the darkness of autumn and see their silhouettes in the dim street light. The bats live in our houses and forage in our gardens and parks. But who are they and how do they lead their lives?

The text and exquisite photos give an unsurpassed insight into the world of sounds and smells that bats encounter each night. We are told about how their senses, way beyond our human perception abilities, shape their lives. We get to know more about their habits, their long evolution and their cohabitation with humans, and how important they are to the environment.

You will never again feel lonely in the darkness of the night.

Keywords

bat evolution and diversity bat reproduction flight hibernation migration bat senses bat conservation

Authors and affiliations

  • Johan Eklöf
    • 1
  • Jens Rydell
    • 2
  1. 1.BollebygdSweden
  2. 2.Department of BiologyLund University LundSweden

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