This guide helps identify and demystify the world of bats. Readers will learn about bats' position and role in the ecosystem – did you know there are over 1100 species of bats worldwide? This guide describes how bats evolved, their behavior, survival techniques and habitats around the world. With a focus on the 45 species found in North America, this guide describes what to do when encountering a bat in the wild and how we can all help conserve and protect these amazing creatures. Ideal for kids and their adults both. Created and printed in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.