Richly illustrated with an outstanding assortment of full-color photographs... Written in a clear and conversational style... Whether you are just becoming interested in bats or are already a well-informed chiropteran reader, this text will be a fine addition to your caving library. -- Danny A. Brass Underground Movement If you are at all interested in bats, get a copy of this book. You will be glad you did! Book Bargains and Previews 2011 A well-written, interesting primer on bats that provides a broad overview of bat biology and conservation... The book is richly illustrated with an excellent assortment of full-color photographs. Written in a clear, conversational style, the volume is suitable for general readers interested in learning more about this fascinating and unique group of mammals. Choice 2012 Almost anyone who has an interest in bats will find the book useful. For the expert it's a quick but not overly detailed description of the biology, distribution, and appearance of the species in question and perfect for quick questions regarding life history or distribution. For novice bat biologists it should be a great introduction to the biology of bats; I can see it as an inexpensive text for an undergraduate class in bats. And for the general reader it's an easy way to start to plumb bat diversity, biology,and threats. Journal of Mammalogy 2012 A nice addition to home and library bookshelves everywhere. -- Micheal D. Baker Journal of Mammal Evolution 2012 I would recommend this book to anyone interested in an up-to-date introduction to bats and their biology, in the United States and Canada... an inexpensive and invaluable resource for teaching and outreach. -- Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell Bat Research News 2012 This comprehensive guide will be useful for all interested in Chiroptera. -- Evelyne Bremond-Hoslet Mammalia 2013
About the Author
Michael J. Harvey is professor emeritus and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology at Tennessee Technological University. J. Scott Altenbach is professor emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico. Troy L. Best is a professor of biological sciences at Auburn University.