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Melville Brock Fenton is professor in and chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario. He is the author or editor of several books, including Bat Ecology, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Nancy B. Simmons is curator-in-charge of the Department of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History, where she is also professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School.


"Yes, bats can be scary, but they can be beautiful, too, as researchers M. Brock Fenton and Nancy B. Simmons show in their new book, Bats: A World of Science and Mystery."-- (02/06/2015)
"Bats has something for everyone, from casual seekers of fascinating eye candy to professional scientists interested in the latest discoveries. . . . By the end of the book, the reader feels like he has been taken on a personal tour by people who really care about what they do. . . . Fenton and Simmons provide a highly accessible glimpse into what it is like to study bats and the kinds of unexpected things that can happen along the way."-- (11/04/2015)
Fenton and Simmons share a wealth of information on bats gathered from the primary literature and their collective wisdom in a format that everyone can enjoy. . . . This is a highly informative, easy-to-read book. . . . It is incredibly well written and the layout is well balanced with an ideal amount of text accompanied by beautiful photographs and easy-to-interpret diagrams and illustrations. Despite tackling some highly technical and, at times, complicated concepts, the authors manage to organize and explain each section in a straightforward and effortless manner, enabling anyone to learn about these fascinating animals regardless of whether they are finding out about them for the first time or have been studying them for years."
-- (04/25/2016)

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