America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them

America s Neighborhood Bats Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them Since its publication in America s Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature In this revised edition Merlin Tuttle offers bat af

  • Title: America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them
  • Author: Merlin D. Tuttle
  • ISBN: 9780292712805
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since its publication in 1988, America s Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature In this revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up to date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on attracting bats and building bat houses and a revamped key to the identification of common NSince its publication in 1988, America s Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature In this revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up to date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on attracting bats and building bat houses and a revamped key to the identification of common North American species The easy to understand text, clear illustrations, and spectacular color photographs make this the perfect bat book for the general reader, as well as an invaluable resource for professionals who field questions from the public Those who provide advice at health and animal control departments, museums, zoos, and nature centers will find it especially useful.

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    1. A better book than I expected! I especially like the field guide section at the end, but then I'm always weak for field guides. The beginning sections, which talk a lot about how bats' habitats intersect with humans', felt dated, though. Partly in a good way - I feel like a modern edition of this book would have to spend a lot less time reassuring people that no, you don't have to flee in fear in your underwear just because you think there might be a bat somewhere possibly nearby. (Not that ther [...]

    2. There are other field guides to bats--what sets this one out is Tuttle's brilliant camera work.BCI (Bat Conservation International) produces other guides to bats, some of them in English. It's useful to know the US bats, but (as is often pointed out in Bats Magazine), many bats are migratory, and national borders mean little to them. Furthermore, many agricultural crops, restoration of rainforests, vital desert plants, etc depend on bats worldwide--so a limited field guide is useful mainly as on [...]

    3. I really like this book, my grandmother gave it to me last summer and I have been rereading it ever since. I love bats and have read every single book that I can find on them. This book was unlike the others(besides the fact that it isn't meant for 8-year-olds) it gives very good details that really helped me understand bats(more than I already do).

    4. I think that this book had great information, I definitely want to put up a bat box in my backyard! But there was a lot of research information in it I wasn't really interested in. I didn't really need to or wanted to read about all the species, etc. But it was a good read, fast and it was informative.

    5. I used to be really afraid of bats. I saw a show once where this man was just standing amongst swarming bats. I couldn't believe it! I sought out this book to find out all I could about bats. This book was really good and gave me a new found appreciation for who bats really are.

    6. Great introduction to understanding, appreciating and wooing bats. Be aware this came out before the white-nose epidemic.

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