Vampire Bats Laurence Pringle

ISBN: 9780688010850

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Vampire Bats  by  Laurence Pringle

Vampire Bats by Laurence Pringle
| Library Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9780688010850 | 7.37 Mb

The nighttime quest of the vampire bat for its meal of blood is real. Otherwise, however, the animal bears no resemblance to the mythical being that has inspired so many deliciously frightening tales. Now an eminent science writer tells what is knownMoreThe nighttime quest of the vampire bat for its meal of blood is real. Otherwise, however, the animal bears no resemblance to the mythical being that has inspired so many deliciously frightening tales. Now an eminent science writer tells what is known about the actual vampire bat and shows why it is such a fascinating creating in its own right.First Laurence Pringle relates the early human encounters with vampire bats in Latin America and tells about the three species that live there.

The following chapters focus on the common vampire bat, describing its highly developed social life in roosts, its feeding habits (prey includes cattle, horses, and people), and the means being devised to control its population. This control is necessary in some areas because vampire bats have been found to carry the dangerous disease of rabies.Illustrated with photographs, most of which have been taken by biologists studying vampire bats, this handsome book will appeal to all those who are curious about these famous flying mammals.



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