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Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa by Christian Dietz, Dietmar Nill, Otto Von Helversen

Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa

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Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa by Christian Dietz, Dietmar Nill, Otto Von Helversen

This comprehensive handbook presents for the first time all 51 bat species that occur across Europe and Northwest Africa, taking in to account recent taxonomic advances and new species descriptions from over the last few years. Extensive introductory chapters reveal the remarkable biology of bats and explore the latest findings in bat evolution and echolocation. The in-depth species accounts cover life history, conservation status and identification. Distribution maps accompany illustrations comprise of beautifully detailed diagrams and over 400 breathtaking colour photographs. This unique reference is an authoritative guide suitable for all bat enthusiasts, whether they are beginners, students, professionals or conservationists.


'There's no denying that this is an outstanding, if not indispensable, book. It's a pleasure to browse and will be my standard reference for years to come.'
BBC Wildlife (January 2010)

'This exemplary handbook opens up the night-time world and places bats in their ecological context - buy it and find yourself hooked immediately.'
Bird Watching (January 2010)

'Would make a superb addition to the library of any amateur bat enthusiast'
Birding World

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The three authors are keen bat enthusiasts and experts in their field.

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Publication date

15th September 2009


Christian Dietz, Dietmar Nill, Otto Von Helversen

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


400 pages


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