A Natural History of Australian Bats

Working the Night Shift

Author: Steve Parish,Greg Richards,Les Hall


ISBN: 0643103767

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7804

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.

Flying Foxes

Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia

Author: Leslie S. Hall,Gregory Richards

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405612

Category: Nature

Page: 135

View: 1973

Sometimes kept as family pets, flying foxes are much beloved in Australia. This work covers issues such as descriptions of Australia's 13 species of flying foxes and blossom bats, their physiology of flight, ecology, diet and behaviour, and management of populations.

The Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats

Author: Bradley Law,Peggy Eby,Lindy Lumsden,Daniel Lunney

Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales

ISBN: 0980327245

Category: Science

Page: 509

View: 8514

This book, the Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats, follows from the successful 3-day forum of the same name held in April 2007 at the Australian Museum. The forum was organised jointly by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW and the Australasian Bat Society.

Australian Bats

Author: Sue Churchill

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited


Category: Nature

Page: 230

View: 1585

This book tells you everything you need to know about bats from Australia. From evolution and mythology to eating and mating habits.

Volume 3: Biologie

Author: Erwin Kulzer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110199939

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8090

This third Part (62) of Volume VIII (Mammalia) of the Handbook of Zoology completes the series on bats. In this volume Erwin Kulzer presents the biology of bats, drawing on the profound knowledge from a lifetime of study. The contents reach from egg maturation to birth, from nutrition and its acquisition to social behavior and communicative relationships. In each chapter numerous figures and tables supplement the text. An extensive reference list of more than 1300 titles makes the book an indispensable reference work.

Beneath the Surface

A Natural History of Australian Caves

Author: Elery Hamilton-Smith,Brian Finlayson

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405957

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 8533

Caves are exciting places to visit, whether you are a tourist, a sporting caver or a scientist in one of the many disciplines which use caves as natural laboratories. This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave exploration and cave science in Australia.

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Biology and Captive Management

Author: Stephen Jackson


ISBN: 0643098585

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 9448

This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: Biology; Housing; Capture and restraint; Transport; Diet; Breeding; Artificial rearing; and Behaviour and behavioural enrichment. The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students. Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal. Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

New Perspectives in Infectious Diseases, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice,

Author: Robert H. Mealey

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326870

Category: Medical

Page: 257

View: 331

This issue focuses on the latest approach to infectious diseases and covers topics such as: Salmonellosis, Lawsonia intracellularis, Strangles, Rhodococcus equi, Equine Herpesvirus-1, Equine Influenza Virus, Equine Arteritis Virus, West Nile Virus and Equine Encephalitis Viruses, Equine Infectious Anemia Virus, and more!

Natural History

Or, Second Division of "The English Encyclopedia"

Author: Charles Knight

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7308

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals

Author: Ronald Strahan,Pamela Conder


ISBN: 0643100067

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 3278

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals is the first unified guide to the mammals of both Australia and New Guinea. Based on Ronald Strahan’s first dictionary of Australian mammals, published in 1981, it includes all species, both native and introduced. For each species and genus, it provides a clear guide to pronunciation, the derivation and significance of the component parts of the name, and the citation that identifies its earliest valid description. This unique work includes biographical notes on fifty-one zoologists who, over the past three centuries, have named Australian and New Guinean mammals. The book also includes an account of the principles and practices of zoological nomenclature, together with a comprehensive bibliography and an index of common names. Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals is an invaluable reference for mammal researchers and students, as well as anyone interested in natural history.


The Brushtails, Ringtails and Greater Glider

Author: Anne Kerle

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404196

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 3560

Possums are familiar to many Australians, often taking up residence in our gardens and homes. It is the Common Brushtail Possum, the most abundant and widespread species, which most people know, but this is the first book devoted to describing the natural history of the 'larger' possums of Australia, the 13 species belonging to the Brushtail and Ringtail families, including the Greater Glider and the Cuscus.

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

Author: Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895332

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 7080

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals is a highly readable and informative guide to the people whose names are immortalized in mammal nomenclature.

Mammals of New Guinea

Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery

Publisher: Cornell University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 568

View: 8973

Stepping into the New Guinea rainforest is like entering a time machine, according to Tim Flannery. There, animals unknown anywhere else except as fossils continue to flourish within scarcely disturbed ecological communities. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Flannery presents the most complete information available about the natural history and systematics of New Guinea's unique mammals. For this revised edition, the author has expanded and completely revised his acclaimed handbook on the natural history and systematics of New Guinea's unique mammals.