Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind: A Naturalist Debunks Our Favorite Fallacies about Wildlife

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Crown Publishing Group, Jul 1, 2001 - Nature - 336 pages
In spite of our fascination with wildlife, most of us are victims of countless erroneous beliefs about North America's native animals. In his books, "Owls Aren't Wise, Bats Aren't Blind", wildlife expert Warner Shedd debunks many of these myths and provides fun and factual information which will surprise and educate us about numerous common species. Enlivened by personal experiences and anecdotes, "Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind" explores the habitats, food preferences and habits of bears, opossums, toads, porcupines and many more. Both a comprehensive lesson in natural history, and an accessible collection of interesting facts, this book is sure to delight and entertain.

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User Review  - castiron - LibraryThing

A very readable introduction to a wide variety of U.S. wildlife. The details about the various animals' life cycles, diets, activities, environment, and so forth was interesting, and Shedd also talks ... Read full review

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

Most of these myths I already knew weren't true, or had never heard of. However, that didn't stop this book from being exceptionally engaging and informative. Lots of information about the species all around me: deer, rodents, squirrels, owls: love it! Read full review

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About the author (2001)

WARNER SHEDD is the director of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation and a former executive for the National Wildlife Federation, the nation's largest private conservation organization. His articles have appeared in "Sports Afield," "Vermont Life," "Outdoor Life," "Field and Stream," and other publications. He lives in Vermont.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Nicholson has had a passion for photographing animals since the age of seven. She has competed in and judged equestrian events for many years and is involved with the breeding and training of horses and dogs.

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