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Bats

In a World of Echoes

Authors: Eklöf, Johan, Rydell, Jens

  • Explores the exciting world of bats
  • Richly illustrated with marvellous photographs 
  • Appealing for everyone interested in bats, from scientist to the general public
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Johan Eklöf (PhD) is a Swedish zoologist and copywriter. He works as a consultant with bat surveys, conservation biology, research, and scientific communication. Johan has published fictional as well as non-fictional books on bats, animal evolution and life in general. He travels throughout Sweden, not just in search of bats, but also to learn more about folklore and bat myths. In 2016, he received a scholarship from the Swedish Writers’ Union to explore the field of bat mythology.

Jens Rydell (PhD) is a Swedish scientist and photographer, working with bat ecology and conservation at Lund University. Jens is the author of well over a hundred of scientific papers on bats and insects, lately with focus on the effects of wind power and artificial lighting. Jens was rewarded with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences conservation prize 2017 and was the same year nominated for the finals in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held by Natural History Museum in London. 

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Evolution and Diversity

    Eklöf, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • Flight and Morphology

    Eklöf, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • Senses

    Eklöf, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Hunting and Feeding

    Eklöf, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 55-74

  • Arms Race

    Eklöf, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 75-82

Buy this book

eBook 32,12 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66538-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 39,51 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66537-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bats
Book Subtitle
In a World of Echoes
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66538-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66538-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66537-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 168
Number of Illustrations
140 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Swedish edition published by Hirschfeld Förlag, Malmö and Johan Eklöf och Jens Rydell, 2015
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