Chapter 1: Introduction; Significant events in bat research history; Bat bioregions;
Chapter 2: Travelogue; Cape York
Wet Tropics; Top End and Kakadu; Kimberley; Deserts; Great Dividing Range; Murray-Darling Basin; Significant islands; Lord Howe Island; Christmas Island; Bats in major cities; Brisbane; Sydney; Canberra; Melbourne; Hobart; Adelaide; Perth; Darwin; Finding bats in cities and towns;
Chapter 3: How bats are designed and how they work; How bats are designed; Interesting anatomical facts; Keeping clean; Skulls and teeth; Ears.
To hold a little microbat in your hand, its body the size of the end of your thumb, is nothing but astounding. Its head is nearly the size of a man's fingernail, its tiny ears are twitching as it struggles to get free, and then it bares its teeth to try and scare you into letting it go. Inside that tiny head is a powerhouse of information. Some of our little bats know the entire landscape of our east coast, and can pinpoint a cave entrance in dense forest 500 km from its last home. When they get there they know what to do - where to forage, which bat to mate with and how to avoid local predators. A Natural History of Australian Bats uncovers the unique biology and ecology of these wonderful creatures. It features a description of each bat species found in Australia, as well as a section on bat myths. The book is enhanced by stunning colour photographs from Steve Parish, most of which have never been seen before. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 162 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
This collection of botanical illustrations from the splendid collections at the Library of Congress showcases the discoveries made over a 400-year period, chronicling the exploration from the viewpoint of some of the best botanists and illustrators of their time. (source: Nielsen Book Data)