A Bat Man in the Tropics: Chasing El Duende (Organisms and by Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

By Theodore Fleming,Harry W. Greene

The euphoria of discovery is the single motivation many scientists desire for learning nature and its secrets and techniques. but euphoria is never expressed in clinical guides. This ebook, a private account of greater than thirty years of fieldwork through one of many world’s major bat biologists, splendidly conveys the joys of medical discovery. Theodore Fleming’s paintings to record the lives and ecological value of plant-visiting bats has taken him to the tropical forests of Panama, Costa Rica, and Australia, and to the plush Sonoran wilderness of northwest Mexico and Arizona. This publication tells the tale of his interesting profession and recounts his many adventures within the field.

Fleming weaves autobiographical reflections including info at the typical background and ecology of bats and describes many different animals and vegetation he has encountered. His e-book info the stresses and rewards of lifestyles in medical box camps, provides pix of well-liked biologists corresponding to Dan Janzen and Peter Raven, and lines the improvement of recent tropical biology. A witness to the destruction and improvement of the various forests he has visited all through his profession, Fleming makes a passionate plea for the conservation of those wild places.

Show description

Read or Download A Bat Man in the Tropics: Chasing El Duende (Organisms and Environments) PDF

Best zoology books

Seeungeheuer: 100 Monster von A bis Z (German Edition)

Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Biologie - Zoologie, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: „Nessie“, das bekannteste Seeungeheuer der Erde, hat weltweit viele Brüder und Schwestern. Dies glauben Kryptozoologen, die sich mit der Suche nach verborgenen Tierarten (Kryptiden) befassen. Es hat den Anschein, als würde quick in jedem größeren See ein Monster vermutet.

The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia

Australia has a wealthy and specified array of animals, together with the biggest variety of marsupials in the world. the new development in ecotourism has elevated the recognition of mammal-spotting, fairly whale and dolphin-watching, but additionally recognizing of perennial vacationer favourites comparable to koalas and kangaroos.

Stream Fish Community Dynamics

Ecologists have lengthy struggled to appreciate neighborhood dynamics. during this groundbreaking publication, best fish ecologists William Matthews and Edie Marsh-Matthews follow long term reviews of movement fish groups to numerous enduring questions. This serious synthesis reaches to the guts of ecological idea, trying out techniques opposed to the 4 a long time of information the authors have accrued from various warm-water circulation fish groups within the valuable and japanese usa.

Leaf beetles (Naturalists' Handbooks)

Leaf beetles are one of many biggest teams of beetles, with tens of millions of species world wide and round 280 in Britain. They belong ordinarily to the kinfolk Chrysomelidae, but in addition to 2 small heavily similar households, the Megalopodidae and Orsodacnidae. This booklet presents a accomplished evaluation with targeted and obtainable assurance of the ordinary heritage, ecology and biology of leaf beetles.

Extra resources for A Bat Man in the Tropics: Chasing El Duende (Organisms and Environments)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 34 votes

admin