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Stokes Beginner S Guide To Bats

Author : Kim Williams
ISBN : 0316816582
Genre : Nature
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A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to bats, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing creatures in the wild; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Flying Blind

Author : Don Mitchell
ISBN : 9781603585200
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermont's picturesque Champlain Valley, Mitchell's relationship with bats—and with government—could be characterized as distrustful, at best. But the flying rats, as Mitchell initially thinks of them, launched him on a series of "improvements" to his land that would provide a more welcoming habitat for the bats—and a modest tax break for himself and his family. Whether persuading his neighbors to join him on a "silent meditation," pulling invasive garlic mustard out of the ground by hand, navigating the tacit ground rules of buying an ATV off Craigslist, or leaving just enough honeysuckle to give government inspectors "something to find," Mitchell's tale is as profound as it is funny—a journey that changes Mitchell's relationship with Chiroptera, the land, and, ultimately, his understanding of his own past. Ruminating on the nature of authority, the purview of the state, and the value of inhabiting one's niche—Mitchell reveals much about our inner and outer landscape, in this perfectly paced and skilled story of place.

The Bat Scientists

Author : Mary Kay Carson
ISBN : 9780547504865
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International aren't scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by them, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies in nearly every part of the world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists are in the trenches—and caves—on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats.

Stokes Backyard Bird Book

Author : Donald W. Stokes
ISBN : 1579548644
Genre : Science
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Bats

Author : M. Brock Fenton
ISBN : 9780226065267
Genre : Science
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There are more than 1,300 species of bats—or almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry “creatures of the night,” consider the bat’s fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects in a night. Bats also pollinate and disperse the seeds for many of the plants we love, from bananas to mangoes and figs. Bats: A World of Science and Mystery presents these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light. Lush, full-color photographs portray bats in flight, feeding, and mating in views that show them in exceptional detail. The photos also take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents some bats build out of leaves. A comprehensive guide to what scientists know about the world of bats, the book begins with a look at bats’ origins and evolution. The book goes on to address a host of questions related to flight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and social structure: Why do some bats live alone and others in large colonies? When do bats reproduce and care for their young? How has the ability to fly—unique among mammals—influenced bats’ mating behavior? A chapter on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers through the system of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and catch prey. More than half of the world’s bat species are either in decline or already considered endangered, and the book concludes with suggestions for what we can do to protect these species for future generations to benefit from and enjoy. From the tiny “bumblebee bat”—the world’s smallest mammal—to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds five feet, A Battery of Bats presents a panoramic view of one of the world’s most fascinating yet least-understood species.

W Inging It

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00852503T
Genre : Bird watching
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Bat Research News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097721603
Genre : Bats
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Writer S Guide To Book Editors Publishers And Literary Agents

Author : Jeff Herman
ISBN : 076153735X
Genre : Publishers and publishing
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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

A Beginner S Guide To Vax Vms Utilities And Applications

Author : Ronald M. Sawey
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062664465
Genre : Computers
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The popular guide to VAX/VMS utilities and applications No matter what components you're using, the new edition of this popular resource will help you learn to perform simple and useful tasks on the VAX/VMS system - with confidence! The book offers a hands-on introduction to the EDT and EVE screen editor programs, the DECspell spelling checker, WPS-PLUS, phone and mail utilities, VAX Notes, the DATATRIEVE database management program, the DECalc electronic spreadsheet, the BITNET network, and more. Included are a wealth of lively examples, exercises, and illustrations - plus 'quick reference' charts summarizing commands and operations at the end of each chapter. Nine useful appendixes include additional detailed material.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

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ISBN : 155862600X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

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