The Biology of Bats

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 310 páginas
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Well adapted to numerous habitats, bats comprise almost one quarter of all species of mammals. This book is a comprehensive introduction to their biology. Suitable as a textbook for undergraduates and written by one of the world's leading researchers, the book offers an accessible summary of the extensive body of research on bats. The book takes a broad physiological perspective and devotes separate chapters to specific physiological systems as well as to bat ecology and phylogeny. It features a thorough discussion of echolocation, which continues to be the subject of intense research, and describes many European and neotropical bats, as well as North American species. Biology of Bats is an important resource both for students and researchers.
 

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Introduction
3
1 FUNCTIONAL ANATONY AND LOCOMTION
9
2 THE CIRCULATORY AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS
43
3 HEAT AND WATER BALANCE
63
4 DIET DIGESTION AND ENERGY BALANCE
98
5 CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
117
6 ECHOLOCATION
140
7 VISION OLFACTION AND TASTE
210
8 REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
236
9 ECOLOGY
262
10 PHYLOGENY AND SYSTEMATICS
287
Index
301
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Sobre el autor (2000)

Gerhard Neuweiler is at University of Munich. Ellen Covey is at University of Washington. Ellen Covey is at University of Washington.

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