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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 9, NO. 2 Summer 1991


REVIEWS

A GUIDE TO BATS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE
Wilfried Schober and Eckard Grimmberger
Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1989
224 pp., 10.95 (U.K.)
This is an excellent guide for professional and amateur alike. It provides a broad introduction to the world of bats, with specific sections devoted to bat legends and myths, evolution, anatomy, flight, roosting habits, feeding, echolocation, courtship, growth, hibernation, migration, banding and conservation. Bat house construction is discussed, and eight designs are shown. The book is exceptionally well-illustrated, including 97 outstanding color photographs. Individual species accounts feature close-up photographs, descriptions of geographic range, behavior, ecology, echolocation and conservation status, and there is a clearly illustrated key to identification

NEOTROPICAL RAINFOREST MAMMALS
Louise H. Emmons
The University of Chicago Press, 1990
281 pp., $19.95 (softcover)
This is a useful field guide of rain forest mammals found in Central and South America at elevations below 3,200 feet. The majority of the book is a collection of species accounts with identification characteristics, natural history, and geographic range. The guide is illustrated with handsome color and black and white plates painted by Francois Feer. The serious naturalist will make good use of the identification keys to families and genera. To put everything in perspective, the author has included a section on classification, study, biogeography, and conservation of neotropical rain forest mammals. The bat section is very well done and whether or not you travel to Latin America, the book will make a fine addition to any bat enthusiast's library.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
Help for Migratory Bats
PREDATOR AND PREY: Life and Death Struggles
SEEING IN THE DARK
Tuning in with a Bat Detector
Bats in the Wrong Place?
James River Bat Cave Now Open for Visitors
BCI to Host Bat Research Meetings
Traveling Photo Exhibit
Bats Driven from the University of Arizona
One-Day Bat Study Workshop
New Activity Book for Children
Board of Trustees Adds Six New Members
WISH LIST
Here's a way you can increase your gift to BCI at no extra cost
REVIEWS
LETTERS
Lock and Key

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