|Author||: Gerhard Neuweiler|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press on Demand|
|Total Pages||: 326|
|Rating||: 4/5 (08 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Biology of Bats written by Gerhard Neuweiler and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2000 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.