The Bat Scientists

The Bat Scientists

Book - 2010
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This book chronicles the efforts of Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International, as they try and save bat species from loss of habitat and white-nose syndrome.
Publisher: Boston, [MA] : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010
ISBN: 9780547199566
Characteristics: 79 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Tuttle, Merlin D.


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You can’t be afraid of the dark or bothered by the smell of bat guano (poop) if you’re going to be a bat scientist. Follow Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues into bat caves as they try to learn enough about bats—which are an important part of our ecosystem--to prevent their extinction. Illus. with full-color photographs.


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Feb 27, 2017

This book was excellent. It describes in detail some of the bat species and threats to the batty way of life. Also it describes human interactions with bats and gives an overview as to how scientists who study bats operate and collect data on bats. It mainly focuses on North American bats, since the scientists are North American. It is also recent knowledge (2007-2013)... the white nose fungus attacking bats and the re-creation of bat caves and bat houses was very informative. It also gives the reader a list of resources if you want to explore further any aspect that is about bats, and how the reader can help bats survive in the wild. Great book!


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