"An intriguing firsthand account of what it is really like to be a talented field biologist."
From the Inside Flap
"In each generation, a few gifted scientists arisea Sagan, a Gamow, a Wilsonwho have the ability to command the respect from their scientific peers, while persuasively explaining science to a lay audience. Professor Fleming joins that elite group with A Batman in the Tropics. His eloquent plea for the preservation of the world's most misunderstood, and yet biologically important, creatures is a conservation classic. This is the book on bats for professional biologists, ecologists, conservationists, and armchair adventurers."Paul Alan Cox, Director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden
"Ted Fleming's career as a tropical field biologist spans a time of unprecedented change. His experiences are not only fascinating; they highlight our interdependency with nature, human impact on the health of our planet, and the urgent need for wise stewardship."Merlin Tuttle, founder and president of Bat Conservation International
"An intriguing first-hand account of what it is really like to be a talented field biologist, and what it takes to discover basic facts about behavioral ecology in the natural world."Donald R. Griffin, author of Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness