The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

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Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Is a virus killing them? Could climate change or pesticides be the cause? Or is it something else? Follow a team of dedicated scientists working to save the little brown bats in this real-life science mystery.

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Title:The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery
ISBN:9781467714631
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  • Sandra

    A few years ago researchers started noticing that an important amount of little brown bats, among other bats, were dying during their hibernation period in winter. Since then many groups of researcher...

  • Cheriee Weichel

    This has been on my to read list since 2014. It's a well written book that talks about what causes white nose syndrome in little brown bats. It details the work scientists are doing to try and stop th...

  • Judy Desetti

    Great information about bats and the mysterious disease that was decimating the bat population. Fortunately dedicated scientists figured out what was causing it. Now they are working to make sure the ...

  • Sandy

    My science loving second grader enjoyed this informative book. The photographs were fascinating and she liked learning about the steps scientists took to solve this mystery. Some of the vocabulary was...

  • Elizabeth S

    I loved how Markle showed us the various ideas and tests the scientists used to figure out what was causing the bats to die. Especially because she didn't tell us the answer at the beginning of the bo...

  • AndrÚa

    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley....

  • Daniel

    With bat decorations just around the corner for Halloween, now is a perfect time to check out this wonderful nonfiction science book with any curious young scientists in your life.The Case of the Vani...

  • Amy Holland

    But the biggest motivation [to keep researching and writing] is that the world is full of science mysteries that need tackling. Any of you readers could grow up to be part of the next generation of sc...

  • Sharon Tyler

    The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats is a non fiction book for children by Sandra Markle. This book explores the brown bats remarkable decline in population, including the likely causes and the...

  • Suzanne

    Sandra Markle has the knack for writing about scientific concepts in an enjoyable narrative. Similar to her book on the vanishing honey bees, this book tells about the little brown bats and how scient...