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BATS IN CAPTIVITY
Volume 4: Legislation and Public Education
A comprehensive work intended for anyone maintaining captive bats, Bats in Captivity is the only multi-volume series of its kind, detailing the captive care of bats worldwide. This volume comprises 25 papers by 37 contributing authors. It contains information on the legal aspects of maintaining and shipping bats, plus papers on developing traveling trunks and loan boxes, the use of ultrasonic mobility devices in education programs, conditioning and training bats for public demonstration, their use in outreach programs, and exhibiting bats in zoological institutions. In addition, there is comprehensive information on excluding bats from man-made structures, as well as how bat houses and artificial roosts are constructed and used. Susan M. Barnard, Editor. 332 Pages. Perfect Bound, $59.95 Hard Cover, $79.95
BATS IN CAPTIVITY
Volume 3: Diet and Feeding Environment and Housing
A comprehensive work intended for anyone maintaining captive bats. This volume comprises 26 papers by 22 contributing authors. It contains a comprehensive discussion on nutrition, as well as dietary information for bats that eat insects, fruit, nectar, blood, fish and other vertebrates. Other subjects include methods for rearing insects, methods for collecting wild insects, environmental enrichment, roosting ecology, and environment and housing considerations for all bat groups, plus much more. Susan M. Barnard, Editor. 332 Pages. Perfect Bound, $67.95 Hard Cover, $89.95
BATS IN CAPTIVITY
Volume 2: Aspects of Rehabilitation
A comprehensive book intended for anyone maintaining bats in captivity. This volume comprises 38 papers by 41 contributing authors. It contains a user-friendly guide to bat identification, subjects on reproductive patterns and parental care, social organization and communication, capturing and handling, releasing bats into the wild, marking bats for individual identification, torpor and hibernation, lactation and postnatal growth, simulating mother's milk and hand rearing pups of all bat groups, plus much more. Susan M. Barnard, Editor. 484 Pages. Perfect Bound, $67.95 Hard Cover, $89.95
Bats in Captivity Volume 1: Biological and Medical Aspects
First of a four-volume series covering all aspects of bat care, intended for anyone maintaining bats in captivity. It comprises 44 papers by 22 contributing authors. Includes a drug formulary, information on public health, anatomy and physiology, controlling reproduction, parasitology, and veterinary medicine and surgery, plus many other related subjects. By Susan Barnard, 600pp., 2009, $74.95 pb, $99.95 hb
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
The first book to focus solely on the evolution, ecology, and conservation of bats living in the world’s island ecosystems. Among other topics, the contributors to this volume examine how the earth’s history has affected the evolution of island bats, investigate how bat populations are affected by volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, and explore the threat of extinction from human disturbance. Geographically diverse, the volume includes studies of the islands of the Caribbean, the Western Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. Edited by Theodore H. Fleming and Paul A. Racey, 2009. 560 pages, 17 color plates, 47 halftones, 49 line drawings, 46 tables 6 x 9. Clothbound $65.00
Bats of Britain, Europe and Northwest Africa
A comprehensive and superbly illustrated handbook presenting for the first time all 51 bat species that occur across Europe and Northwest Africa, taking in to account recent taxonomic advances and new species descriptions from over the last few years. Extensive introductory chapters reveal the remarkable biology of bats and explore the latest findings in bat evolution and echolocation. The in-depth species accounts cover life history, conservation status and identification, and are accompanied by the fine photography of Dietmar Nill. By Christian Dietz, Otto von Helversen and Dietmar Nil. Hb., 2009. $69.00
Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats
43 chapters, 14 new in this updated reference. By Kunz & Parsons, 2009, 944pp, hb, $95.00. A limited number of copies autographed by Tom Kunz now available.
Bats In Forests: Conservation and Management
A variety of experts address migration, behaviour, roost selection and more. Edited by Lacki, Hayes and Kurta. 2007, 329pp. Hb., $85.00
Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Bats
Addresses a very wide range of topics that have been advanced by our use of geographic information systems, transponders, miniaturized radio transmitters and other technology. Ed by Zubaid, McCracken, and Kunz, hb, 2006, 342pp. $75.00
"Well-written, soundly reasoned, and based on research of the very highest quality. All graduate students and researchers at any level involved with bats must have a copy. It will also interest mammalogists, zoologists, and many of the ever-growing number of amateur bat workers."- G.Roy Horst, SUNY Potsdam. Focuses strongly on community ecology of bats, but ranges widely from evolutionary history to medical implications of rabies. Ed. by Kunz and Fenton, 779pp. 2003. PB $42.00
Bat Biology and Conservation
Presenting recent research and synthetic reviews by more than thirty-five of the world's leading authorities on bats, Bat Biology and Conservation discusses bat phylogeny and evolution, functional morphology, echolocation, and conservation biology. Several contributors focus on long-standing problems in bat systematics and illustrate the value of well-substantiated phylogenetic hypotheses for understanding diverse biological patterns. Others emphasize the importance of investigating both form and function and consider how morphological and ecological constraints influence flight, mastication, and the sensory systems used in echo-location. Still others consider the conservation status of bats in most regions of the world and discuss the protection of both roosting and foraging habitats. By Thomas H. Kunz (Editor), Paul A. Racey (Editor). 1998. Hardcover, 384pp. A limited number of new books are currently available. $60.00
Ecolocation in Bats and Dolphins
Six sections including mechanisms of echolocation signal production, performance and cognition, ecological and evolutionary aspects, and methodological topics. An extremely useful and timely work. A thorough volume that will make a significant contribution to bat research. Edited by Thomas, Moss, and Vater. 81/2 by 11 format. 2003, 604pp, pb. $45.00
The Indiana Bat: Biology and Management of an Endangered Species
Proceedings of the 2001 Indiana Bat conference held in Lexington, Kentucky. The most complete and up-to-date research on the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) ever collected. 27 scientific papers by 59 top bat biologists. Edited by Allen Kurta and Jim Kennedy, includes a foreword by conference organizer Michael Lacki of the University of Kentucky. All papers are also available digitally on an accompanying CD. Published by Bat Conservation International. Now available. $17.00
Rabies in Bats: Natural History and Public Health Implications
The layman is rightly fearful of rabies and unjustifiably afraid of bats. Dr Danny Brass has brought together two topics providing a great opportunity to delve into the world of bats, the only mammals that can fly: to read about the habits, versatility and prowess of these fascinating but much maligned creatures. In rabies endemic areas one is far, far more likely to be bitten by a rabid dog than by a rabid bat. Rabies in Bats is well written and exciting to read. It is a scientific book - there are 47 clear and relevant tables, 69 well drawn or photographed figures. and over 1500 references but, where the reader may be unfamiliar with certain biological concepts required for appreciation of a particular discussion, explanatory notes have been provided to bridge the gap.By Danny Brass, 335 pages, HB. Now only $30.00
Communication In The Chiroptera
Review of the available information on communication in bats including apparatus for sending and receiving signals. By M. Brock Fenton. 161pp, 1985, hb. $45.00
The Biology of Bats
Comprehensive intorduction to bat biology. By G. Neuwieler, 2000, 310pp., pb. $29.50
Bat Books for K-12 Education
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The Bat Scientists (Scientists in the Field)
Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International at work. 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.For ages 10+.By Mary Kay Carson with photographs by Tom Uhlman. Hb, 80pp. $18.99
Bats at the Ball Game
The third in a great series of kids books. The bat vendors sell Mothdogs. They sing "Hang me up in the rafters, Hang me up by the toes, buy me some beenuts and Cricket Jack". By Brian Leis. Age 3 up, 2010, 32pp, hb. $16.99
Little Red Bat
The life of a red bat dealing with seasonal changes. Fictionalized, by Carole Gerber, facts and general information at the end of the story. Ages 4-8, 32pp, pb. $8.95
Thematic Unit Bats
Teacher created resouurces that are reproducible for primary grades. Literature-based, cross curricular material. 80pp, 1999, pb. $9.99
Educator's Activity Book About Bats
A workbook produced by BCI for use in schools. 1991, 62pp, pb. $12.00
Regional Identification Bat Books
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Identificacion de los Murcielagos de Mexico
2nd EditionIndentification keys, species distribution, anatomical diagrams, all in a compact format. In Spanish. An essential tool for conservation and study of bats in Mexico. By Medellin, Arita and Sanchez. 80pp., SB. 2008. $18.00
Bats Of Ohio
4th in the popular "Bats of" regional series. Full color illustrations highlight a manuscript with sections on bat conservation, keys to bats of Ohio, attracting bats, individual species descriptions and an index with diagnostic characteristics of Myotis species in the state. By Brack, Sparks, Whitaker, Walters & Boyer. 90pp, SB. 2010 $10.00
Bats of Indiana
A great introduction to bats of Indiana and middle America for the general public. Includes biology and relation to humans including dealing with bat problems. ByJohn Whitaker Jr. et al, 59pp, 2007, pb. $7.00
Bats Of Missouri
The third state book in this excellent series. By Boyles, Timpone, and Robbins, 2009,
pb, 60pp. $10.00
Bats of Michigan
A focus on understanding bats in Michigan looking at all aspects of bat life in the state including hibernation, how the Great Lakes affect migration, and local threats to species. Includes basic facts about bats and a section on detailed species accounts. 72 pp., 2008, sb. By Kurta. $10.00
Murcielagos Neotropicales que Acampan en Hojas
Neotropical Tent-roosting Bats
A one of a kind guide in both Spainsh and English. Fully illustrated. By Rodriguez-Herrera, Medellin and Timm, 2007, 178pp, pb. $28.00
Murcielagos de Costa Rica
A detailed guide in both Spainish and English. Fully illustrated. By LaVal and Rodriguez-Herrera, 2002, 320pp, pb. $28.00
The Mammals of Costa Rica; A natural History and Field Guide
Includes key identification features, rang maps, vocaliations and folklore. Tracks, foods and skulls are also illustrated. Great for first time visitors to researchers. Includes 60 pages of bats. By Mark Wainwright, 2002, pb, 454pp. $29.95
Bats of Florida
A unique guide to 20 different species that call Florida home. Include biology, habitats, benefits, threats and conservation. Well illus. with black & white and color photos, charts and maps. By Cindy and Georg Marks, 2006, 177pp, pb. $24.95
Bats of Puerto Rico
An Island Focus and a Caribbean Perspective
Just published, this much anticipated overview is more than an identification book. Discussion of ecosystems, detailed family and species accounts plus extensive appendices, references and glossary. A useful model for understanding how historical, geographic, and environmental factors affect the diversity and complexity of an environments resident species. By Gannon, Kurta, Rodriguez-Duran and Willig. Drawings by Willig. 240 pp. 2005. $20.00 Pb, $40.00 Hb.
Walker's Bats of the World
Astonishing complete guide. By R. Nowak, B & W illustrations. 1994, 287pp., pb, $19.95
A Field Guide to Eastern Bats
Pocket sized, on waterproof/tear-resistant paper. By Tuttle & Kennedy, 2005, 40pp, pb. $8.50
Mammals of North America - Peterson Field Guide 4th Edition
All new text, completely revamped. Illustration and text by Fiona Reid. Has all the bats, with color plates. 2006, pb, 584pp. $20.00
Bats of the Rocky Mountan West
Natural History, Ecology, and Conservation
The behavior and ecology of the 31 species of bats found in the interior western United States. Based on nearly two decades of field work. Beautifuly illsutrated 2003, 289 pp. By Rick Adams, with illustrations by Wendy Smith. HB $50.00, PB $25.00
Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia
Detailed enough to be of use to scientists and general enough to be of interest to the public this is a welcome addition to Australian bat literature. By Hall and Richards, HB, 135pp, illus. 2000. $30.00
Bats of Papua New Guinea
A comprehensive guide full of detailed information in a compact format. Many illustrations by Feona Reid. Illus. 489pp, pb, 1998, by Frank J. Bonaccorso. $38.00
The Bats of Europe & North America
"Knowing them, Identifying them, Protecting them." An excellent general book on bats. Well illus. including face, ear and tail details. By Schober & Grimmberger, 239pp, 1997, hb.
$29.50 Sale $15.00
Handbook Of Canadian Mammals; Bats
A great handbook. By C.G. van Zyll de Jong, 212pp, 1985, stiff paper board w/dj. $19.95
Mammals of Costa Rica
A FAR pocket guide including bats. Includes checklist. 28pp., pb, 2003. By Fiona Reid. $8.00
Mammals of Belize
A FAR pocket guide including bats. Includes checklist. 28pp., pb, 2001. By Fiona Reid. $8.00
A Field Guide To The Mammals Of Central and Southeast Mexico
Over 100 pages on bats with 11 bat plates. By Fiona Reid, 344pp, 1997, pb, $54.00
General Interest Bat Books
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Bats of the United States and Canada
Release date Nov. 1. Preorders charged and shipped upon release. A comprehensive, current fact-filled and easy to use book full of stunning photographs. 204 pp., sb. 2011. By Harvey, Altenbach and Best. $22.00
Blood And The Curious Lives Of Blood-Feeding Creatures
Travel the jungles of the world to learn about one of the most reviled, misunderstood, and marvelously evolved animals on our planet: vampire bats. Author Bill Schutt delves into myths and misconceptions surrounding the bats and other sanguivores using a sharp eye and mordant wit. Speleobooks star rating for all natural history lovers. 2008, 324 pp, dozens of original illustrations. Softbound. $15.00
Do Bats Drink Blood?: Fascinating Answers to Questions about Bats
Illuminates the role bats play in the ecosystem, their complex social behavior, and how they glide through the night sky using their acute hearing. With the perspective of a skilled bat researcher, this book includes rare color and black and white photographs and explores wideranging topics as well as common questions people have about bats, providing a trove of fascinating facts.2009, 155 pp. By by Barbara A. Schmidt-French, Carol A. Butler. $21.95
A Bat Man In The Tropics
Chasing El Duende
A personal account of more than thirty years of fieldwork by one of the worlds leading bat biologists, working to document the lives and ecological importance of plant-visiting bats in the Americas and Australia. 2003, 312 pp. Hb. By Theodore H. Fleming.
$50.00 Reduced $29.00
One of the most complete summaries about bats available. Now back in print and extensively revised by the author, M. Brock Fenton. Chapter specific bibliography, web sites, and more. Oversized with photos, maps, and diagrams. Noted bat ecologist and researcher Brock Fenton’s coffee table, 9 by 12 inch format, book features compelling stop-action photographs with current information on bat ecology. 2001. 224pp., Sb, $25.00
The World Of Bats
A beautiful & extensive work on a wide variety of bats with European emphasis. By K. Richarz & A. Limbrunner 192pp, 1993, hb. $35.00
The Bat; Wings in the Night Sky
An excellent general bat book that includes personal adventures with bat around the world. Includes many illustrations. By Brock Fenton, 1998, pb, 144pp,
$19.95 Sale $15.00
The Bat House Builder's Handbook
A detailed guide from BCI. Includes plans. By Tuttle & Hensley, 34pp, 2006 ed., pb. $10.00, CD $15.00
Important Bat Facts
A tiny Brochure produced by BCI. Give them away to doubters! .25 each
The Bat Poet
A story which delights all. A little brown bat who can't sleep and the poems he writes. Now in paperback. By Randall Jarrell, 1964, 43pp, pb. $7.95, hb $14.95
Bats In Philately
Lots of information including non-Scott items. By Thomas Lera, 64pp, pb, 1995. $10.00
Academic and Scientific Cave Life Books
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Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas
Exploration and Conservation of Subterranean Biodiversity
A comprehensive checklist of the region’s cave fauna, complete with descriptions of these rare animals’ distribution and ecological niches. The cast of characters ranges from familiar and charismatic species, such as cave crayfish and gray bats, to rare and bizarre fauna, such as blind salamanders and cave dung beetles. More than 175 full-color illustrations include stunning, never-before-seen photographs (from the cameras of Dave Bunnel, Tim Ernst, and Danté B. Fenolio, among others) of cave animalseven some newly discovered species. The authors also address conservation of subterranean biodiversity, discussing not only threats to cave life such as invasive species, resource extraction, and habitat loss, but also current methods of preservation and protection, including legislation, land acquisition, people management, and cave gates. The book’s appendices provide a comprehensive cave bibliography and checklists of subterranean animals for each cave. By G. O. Graening, Dante B. Fenolio, Michael E. Slay. 248 pp., hb. $59.95
Encyclopedia Of Caves, Second Edition
Presents 128 separate articles on the entire range of speleological study: Types of Caves, Cave features, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Speleothems and other cave deposits, Cave ages and paleoclimate, Exceptional caves, Biology of particular organisms in caves, Ecology, Cave invasion, Biogeography and Diversity, Evolution and Adaptation in Caves, Exploration of Caves, Contemporary use of caves, Historical use of caves, and Ground water contamination and land use hazards in cave regions. 2012. Edited by William B. White and David C. Culver. 966 pages, hb, $104.00
The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats
A concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. While there is an emphasis on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, conservation and management aspects are also considered. The book includes a global range of examples and case studies from both caves and non-cave subterranean habitats. Edited by David C Culver and Tanja Pipan. 254 pages, Sb. 2009. $60.00
Life in Darkness
Series: Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation
Biospeleology, the study of organisms that live in caves, has a tremendous potential to inform many aspects of modern biology; yet this area of knowledge remains largely anchored in neo-Lamarckian views of the natural world in both its approaches and jargon. Written for graduate students and academic researchers, this book provides a critical examination of current knowledge and ideas on cave biology, with emphasis on evolution, ecology, and conservation. Aldemaro Romero provides a historical analysis of ideas that have influenced biospeleology, discusses evolutionary phenomena in caves, from cave colonization to phenotypic and genotypic changes, and integrates concepts and knowledge from diverse biological viewpoints. He challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the biology of caves, and highlights urgent questions that should be addressed in order to get a better and more complete understanding of caves as ecosystems. By Aldemaro Romero, pb., 2009, b&W and color illustrations. 306pp. $60.00, $120.00 HB.
An Overview Of The Cave And Interstitial Biota Of Croatia
Naturea Croatica Volume 11, suppliment number 1. Color photos, extensive bibliography, detailed sketches. Croatia has a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitats shown here in work assembled from available litereature, museum collections and numerous notes made in field researches of the authors. In English. December 2002, 112pp, pb. $32.00
Encyclopaedia Biospeologica Volume II
Volume 2 of the Encyclopaedia Biospeologica is still available. Also edited by Christiane Juberthie and Vacile Decu. Also necessary for all cave biologists. In French and English depending on author. 1998, hb, 1373 pp. $140.00
Conservation And Protection Of The Biota Of Karst
The extended abstracts and field-trip guide for the symposium held Feb.13-16, 1997, Nashville Tenn. Ed.by Sasowsky, Fong & White. 118pp, 1997, pb. $22.00
Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity
Karst Waters Institute #6, Proceedings of a workshop in France, 2001. 82pp, pb. $26.00
General Interest Cave Life Books
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Caves; Life Beneath the Forest
Award winning introduction to cave life focusing on the Indiana region on DVD. Very professional production. $25.00
The Vertebrate Fauna Of West Virginia Caves, WVASS Bulletin #11
Detailed lists. By Garton, Grady & Carey, 1993, 107pp, pb. $13.00
The Spice of Life: Biodiversity and the Extinction Crisis
Not a caving book but an interesting read from world famous cave photographer (and scientist) Chris Howes. Hb, 1997, autographed, 192pp, with his photos. $40.00
Les Animux Des Gouffres Et Des Cavernes
A picture book of cave life which can be enjoyed even if you don't read French. By Michel Siffre, 1979, 117pp, hb. $5.00
See "Children" on the Catalog Index Page for many titles about bats for children and readers young at heart!
I wanted to share our with you and share the fun and learning we had during our 2 weeks of bats! The ‘staches were so engaged and excited learning about bats and learn they did!
Bats Schema Map
We kick off bats with a schema map. Like we always do with our research projects! We use Post It Notes so we can move our thoughts around as we organize our learning! As we go through our bat research unit we add learning and move any misconceptions! This is a very visual way for students to organize their learning and it’s very engaging! My ‘staches know that our schema is what we already know about something. Using the big vocabulary is so necessary!
We use read alouds and thinking maps to conduct our research! As we read, we complete our tree maps, labeling and true false sorts!
As we are completing our thinking maps and class charts, the students are also completing their own pages in their research journals!
The students then use their new bat knowledge to write about bats!
We also incorporate some math and graphing into our bat research project! Do you like bats?
We also do lots of bat art, science and snacks! No research project is complete without food and science and art! I mean who doesn’t want to eat a bat?!
Here’s a cool science activity (no pictures, sorry): use different scented oils from the baking aisle. Use two cotton balls for each scent. Soak each ball in oil. Place the cotton balls in zip-loc bags. One ball per bag. So you’ll have 1 cotton ball in a ziploc bag and two ziploc bags with the same scent. After learning how bats (read Stellaluna!) use their sense of smell to identify each other, pass out the bags. Students open their bag and sniff. Then they have to use their sense of smell to find their partner!
We made bat snacks using Oreos, Doritos, M&Ms, Twizzlers and candy corn!
And lots of art projects because I believe no classroom is complete without art work. MAKE ALL THE ART! And bats are less creepy if it’s cute kid art….just sayin…
Paper plate bats! Paint two plates black. Cut one plate in half to make the wings!
Cylinder Bats! Make a cylinder out of black construction paper. Cut out wings and glue on. Add eyes and fangs. Finally, add purple and black streamers to the bottom of the bat! They are very easy to make and look amazing hanging from the ceiling!
Bat directed drawings!
Of course there are bats in our math and literacy centers!
And to conclude our bat unit, we turned our hallway into a bat cave as a surprise for the kids! I just cut out white bats and added some black lights! And BAM! A bat cave! This took me 30 minutes to do. And the kids loved it. White bats, lights and you’ve created a memory and an experience. Because not everything has to be huge and over the top!
And of course you can check out our Halloween and Fall resources in our classroom! These will be getting a lot of use in our classroom all October long!
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