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The Flying-Fox Manual
by Dave Pinson

The new revised, updated, and greatly expanded third edition of the Flying-fox Manual (v3) is published on USB sticks and prints out to the equivalent of 1606 A4 pages, and is lavishly illustrated with 1043 photos and illustrations.

The purpose of this manual is to provide an up to the minute and comprehensive reference guide for flying-fox carers (both novice and seasoned veterans), veterinarians, students, field workers, and anyone generally interested in the rehabilitation, conservation, and welfare of flying-foxes in Australia.

As with previous versions, this work is divided into sections (now numbering seven): home; introduction (general information on flying-foxes); hand-rearing orphans; adult flying-fox care; health and treatment; the other megabats (blossom & tube-nosed bats); and appendices.

New to v3 is the search bar function, making finding specific subjects by search term or keyword a breeze. Combined with over 12,000 internal links, many print-friendly charts, and at least four navigational methods on every page. This electronic book is both easy to read and navigate, meaning that all information is simply accessed or printed out with the click of a mouse.

This manual (v3) is, and will be, an ongoing work, with regular updates, changes, and additions planned as and when collective knowledge advances and dictates. Unlike previous editions (whereby the end-user had to wait years between each version to come out on CD or USB), regular downloadable updates via an easily affordable subscription option will keep your manual current and up to date.

Environmental Considerations
In producing the finished product, I have tried wherever possible to minimise environmental impact and eliminate all single-use plastic. All internal plastic components of the USB drive are 100% recycled plastic. The Danish-produced presentation boxes are ECO-friendly, and FSC ® certified with the paper and cardboard sourced from FSC renewable sources. The glue is also 100% eco-friendly. The outer bag (to protect the box) is from UK company Transpack, and the inner bag (to protect the USB stick) is from Flashbay. Both are entirely created from biodegradable and compostable plant material - namely: 100% cornstarch, beetroot and potatoes. When composted, microbial action breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water - not microplastics.

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