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How they live... Bats

Learn All There Is to Know About These Animals!

How they live... Bats by David Withrington
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From 6 years old

Come and discover the wonderful life of bats ! Learn about their environment, their physical features, what they eat and much more!

The “How they live” collection is a must-have for children and other members of the family who are eager to learn about nature and animals while having fun.


Bats are the only mammals capable of sustained flight. Their front legs are modified into skin flaps which they use to fly – as well as birds can with their wings. The bats that live in Europe feed on insects, which they catch in flight. Due to their nocturnal activity, they help to regulate the number of night insects, which might otherwise multiply beyond control. Bats find their way using echo-location. They emit high-pitched calls that the human ear cannot detect, and the echo helps them to locate their insect prey. They also have good eyesight.


The collection "How they live..." is about wild creatures and their relation to our lives and the environment.

In the "How they live..." series :
• How they live... amphibians
• How they live... birds
• How they live... owls
• How they live... reptiles
• How they live... rodents


Ivan Esenko presents the world of nature and invites the reader to learn more about the world that we are part of. His camera is his most faithful companion and its lens particularly likes to ‘capture’ those animals that live in close quarters to man. We take them so much for granted that we no longer seem to care for them. Ivan is their voice, he has become their ‘personal’ photographer.
David Withrington from Britain has spent most of his professional life working for the official agency, Natural England, where he was initially Author/Editor and latterly Senior Freshwater Adviser. He has a particular interest in birds and butterflies. He has many contacts across Europe through his voluntary work for youth and environmental conservation, including friends in Slovenia, a country which he has visited 34 times.


Okaši is a Slovenian publisher with a vibrant programme.
At every turn, nature reveals its new face and discloses a myriad of secrets. This is why we have devoted a special place to it in our publishing house. We are the creators of books that delight curious children and their parents in their discoveries of nature: in the home garden and the nearby park, but also further afield, in the fields and forests.
At Okaši we keep pace with the times which is why have embarked upon several electronic editions of our books. We have added sound to these publications and hence a new dimension to the contents already there.

Primento Digital Publishing; June 2015
10 pages; ISBN 9789616929684
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Title: How they live... Bats
Author: David Withrington; Ivan Esenko