Wonders of the Bat World Author:Sigmund A Lavine For centuries man has considered the bat the most mysterious of all animals and has endowed it with supernatural powers. As a result, the bat has - along with many other charges - been accused of carrying out the evil designs of witches and foretelling the approach of death. The bat has also been worshipped as a god and feared as a servant of th... more »e devil.
Despite numerous superstitious fanciers - many of which are still believed - the bat is one of man's best animal friends, destroying countless millions of harmful and annoying insects. The beneficial habits of bats are stressed in this lively summary of what we have learned about the only flying mammal, including its unique miniaturized sonar system.« less