Volume 19, Issue 1, Spring 2001

Books About Bats


Flying Foxes, Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia, by Leslie Hall and Greg Richards, has been released by the University of New South Wales Press and Krieger Publishing Company. This book provides the most comprehensive source of information on Australia's flying foxes now available. The 160-page book includes outstanding illustrations by Louise Saunders and 29 beautiful photographs, many by acclaimed wildlife photographer, Theo Allofs. The images accompany text on topics ranging from behavior and conservation management to anatomy and physiology. A thorough yet concise guide to Australia's 13 species of Megachiroptera, this is an excellent resource for the professional and lay person alike. Dr. Les Hall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. Dr. Greg Richards, after a long career with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, now works as a wildlife consultant, resolving bat conservation issues for industry and government. Both authors are authorities on Australian bats and are Scientific Advisors to BCI. The book is available in the U.S. from Krieger Publishing Company, P.O. Box 9542, Melbourne, Florida 32902-9874; e-mail: info@krieger-publishing.com. $29.50 hardcover, or $21.50 paperback.

 

BATS, by Tony Hutson, is Voyageur Press' latest volume in the WorldLife Library series. Hutson is the Senior Conservation Officer for the Bat Conservation Trust in England, and the 72-page book contains 50 beautiful color photos of some of the best-known and most unusual bats. The text focuses on bat behavior and biology, also examining their sensitivity to changes in roosting and feeding habitats, and emphasizing the need for continuing conservation. To order, contact Voyageur Press at 800-888-9653, or visit their Web site at www.voyageurpress.com. $16.95 paperback.
by Tony Hutson, is Voyageur Press' latest volume in the WorldLife Library series. Hutson is the Senior Conservation Officer for the Bat Conservation Trust in England, and the 72-page book contains 50 beautiful color photos of some of the best-known and most unusual bats. The text focuses on bat behavior and biology, also examining their sensitivity to changes in roosting and feeding habitats, and emphasizing the need for continuing conservation. To order, contact Voyageur Press at 800-888-9653, or visit their Web site at www.voyageurpress.com. $16.95 paperback.

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