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April 2002

Delve deeper into hot topics featured in April’s Geographica and Maya Mural articles with help from our all-new Resources. Click on a link, pick up a periodical, browse through a book, and explore!
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Mapping WindWhich Way is Mecca?Understanding BatsAlmanac

Demystifying Bats

Conservation groups have taken migratory bats under their wings in Mexico by promoting their good qualities, such as eating billions of crop-killing insects.

Web Links

Bat Conservation International
Listen to sounds of bats in action, view the live BatCam, and learn more about the Mexican free-tailed bat project.

Bat Population Database
Look up information about bat populations throughout the U.S. with this database, maintained by the United States Geological Survey, that lets you search by state or territory, or by species.

Free World Map

Altringham, John D. Bats: Biology and Behavior. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Fenton, M. Brock. Bats. Checkmark Books, 2001.

Nowak, Ronald M. Walker’s Bats of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Schober, Wilfried and Eckard Grimmberger. The Bats of Europe and North America. T. F. H Publications, 1997.

Tuttle, Merlin D. America’s Neighborhood Bats. University of Texas Press, 1988.

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