Stokes Beginner's Guide to Bats


Author: Kim Williams,Rob Mies,Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316816588

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8588

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to bats, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing creatures in the wild; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

The Bat Scientists


Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547504861

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7912

Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International aren't scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by them, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies in nearly every part of the world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists are in the trenches—and caves—on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats.

Stokes Backyard Bird Book

The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Understanding the Birds in Your Backyard: A Treasury of the Best from Donald and Lillian Stokes


Author: Donald W. Stokes,Lillian Q. Stokes

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579548643

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 7649

The Complete Birdhouse Book

The Easy Guide to Attracting Nesting Birds


Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031608493X

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 5744

Copiously illustrated with line drawings and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to build and seek out birdhouses, including the right birdhouse for many popular species .


A World of Science and Mystery


Author: M. Brock Fenton,Nancy B. Simmons

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606526X

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 873

There are more than 1,300 species of bats—or almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry “creatures of the night,” consider the bat’s fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects in a night. Bats also pollinate and disperse the seeds for many of the plants we love, from bananas to mangoes and figs. Bats: A World of Science and Mystery presents these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light. Lush, full-color photographs portray bats in flight, feeding, and mating in views that show them in exceptional detail. The photos also take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents some bats build out of leaves. A comprehensive guide to what scientists know about the world of bats, the book begins with a look at bats’ origins and evolution. The book goes on to address a host of questions related to flight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and social structure: Why do some bats live alone and others in large colonies? When do bats reproduce and care for their young? How has the ability to fly—unique among mammals—influenced bats’ mating behavior? A chapter on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers through the system of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and catch prey. More than half of the world’s bat species are either in decline or already considered endangered, and the book concludes with suggestions for what we can do to protect these species for future generations to benefit from and enjoy. From the tiny “bumblebee bat”—the world’s smallest mammal—to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds five feet, A Battery of Bats presents a panoramic view of one of the world’s most fascinating yet least-understood species.

A Beginner's Guide to VAX/VMS Utilities and Applications


Author: Ronald M. Sawey,Troy T. Stokes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: 399

View: 8219

The popular guide to VAX/VMS utilities and applications No matter what components you're using, the new edition of this popular resource will help you learn to perform simple and useful tasks on the VAX/VMS system - with confidence! The book offers a hands-on introduction to the EDT and EVE screen editor programs, the DECspell spelling checker, WPS-PLUS, phone and mail utilities, VAX Notes, the DATATRIEVE database management program, the DECalc electronic spreadsheet, the BITNET network, and more. Included are a wealth of lively examples, exercises, and illustrations - plus 'quick reference' charts summarizing commands and operations at the end of each chapter. Nine useful appendixes include additional detailed material.

W Inging it

Newsletter of the American Birding Association, Inc


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bird watching

Page: N.A

View: 6521

Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents


Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761537359

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 912

View: 9025

A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!


Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871162014

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 934

View: 6400

A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.