The Hawaiian Bat 'Ope'ape'a by Marion Coste
  

The Hawaiian Bat 'Ope'ape'a

Written by Marion Coste
Illustrated by Pearl Maxner
Part of the A Latitude 20 Book Series

RRP £15.95

Synopsis

The Hawaiian Bat 'Ope'ape'a by Marion Coste

Shy and solitary, the Hawaiian hoary bat is so rare that most people have never seen one. But if you are in the right place (the edge of a forest) at the right time (around sunset), you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one heading out to hunt for beetles and moths, its favorite foods. These and other fascinating details about the Islands' only native land mammal and bats in general can be found in this book. For example, did you know that: One fourth of all mammal species are bats; The phrase blind as a bat is inaccurate because bats have very good eyesight; Thanks to a special muscle reflex in their legs and feet, bats can hang upside down safely even when asleep; Far from being the frightening creatures of myth and legend, bats actually help humans by scattering seeds and pollen and eating insect pests. The more we know about this mysterious and misunderstood animal, the greater our chances of protecting it and its fragile habitat.

About the Author

Marion Coste is the author of three other books about Hawaiian native species: Nene (Hawaiian goose), Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle), and Kolea (Pacific golden plover). Pearl Maxner holds an AA degree in art from College of the Sequoias and BA and graduate degrees in liberal studies from Fresno Pacific College.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Marion Coste
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Publisher

University of Hawai'i Press

Publication date

31st July 2005

ISBN

9780824827977


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