By Heinz Mehlhorn (auth.), Sven Klimpel, Heinz Mehlhorn (eds.)
This ebook gathers contributions by way of sixteen overseas authors at the phenomenon “bats,” laying off a few mild on their morphology, the feeding behaviors (insects, end result, blood) of alternative teams, their capability and proven transmissions of brokers of ailments, their endo- and ectoparasites, in addition to numerous myths surrounding their way of life (e.g. vampirism, chupacabras, batman etc.).
Bats were identified in several cultures for a number of thousand centuries, despite the fact that their nocturnal actions have made them mysterious and resulted in many legends and myths, whereas confirmed evidence remained scarce. Even this present day, our wisdom of bats is still restricted in comparison to different teams within the animal state. additionally, their well-known skill to prevent collisions with hindrances in the course of their nightly flights with assistance from a worldly and targeted approach utilizing ultrasound waves (which are transmitted and bought) is as poorly studied as birds discovering their method from continent to continent. lately, the place globalization transports hundreds of thousands of individuals and items from one finish of the earth to the opposite, there are elevated dangers posed by way of brokers of illnesses, because of which bats have obtained expanding awareness as capability vectors. those suppositions are in accordance with their confirmed transmission of viruses comparable to rabies.
In committed chapters, the e-book addresses the next topics:
• the area of bats
• The dazzling morphology of bats
• Bats as power reservoir hosts for vector-borne diseases
• Bat endoparasites
• Macroparasites – ectoparasites
• Glimpses into how bats fly
• Blood-licking bats
• Vampirism in drugs and culture
• Chupacabras and “goat milkers”
• Myths on candiru
As such, this ebook presents a vast diversity of data for all non-experts attracted to organic themes, but additionally for individuals operating during this box, in addition to physicians and veterinarians who're faced with medical situations, and for lecturers and scholars attracted to increasing their wisdom of biology and of prior and current cultures.
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