Hanging with Bats Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars by Karen Taschek
  

Hanging with Bats Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars

Written by Karen Taschek
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Part of the Worlds of Wonder Series

Synopsis

Hanging with Bats Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars by Karen Taschek

Whether they're darting across the evening sky in search of their breakfast or hanging from their upside-down roosts in caves, old mines, buildings, and trees, bats play a crucial role in the natural world but are all too often misunderstood by people who think of them as strange birds, flying rats, or Dracula in disguise. Karen Taschek's thoughtful and engaging exploration introduces young readers to the complicated and fascinating world of bats, both in their natural habitats and in the human imagination. Containing a wide range of bat-related topics, from their relationships with ecosystems to why you shouldn't be afraid of vampires, Hanging with Bats addresses echolocation, vocalization, migration patterns, and breeding habits with enthusiasm. Taschek also includes information on what to do if a bat gets in your house, building bat houses, and how to imitate bat 'talk.'

Reviews

. . . [ Hanging with Bats ] brings an enthusiastic, conversational tone to its introduction to bats. . . . the engaging language and visuals . . . create a lively reference source that young animal lovers may read for fun.

About the Author

Karen Taschek is a freelance author and editor for Random House and the University of New Mexico Press. Her books include Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope and Horse of Seven Moons (both from UNM Press).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Karen Taschek
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Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Publication date

15th November 2008

ISBN

9780826344038


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