NATURE

Web Sites

Natural History of the Vampire Bat
http://www.batconservation.org/content/meetourbats/vampire.htm
Learn more about these blood-sucking creatures of the night.

Bipoharm Leeches
http://www.biopharm-leeches.com
A leading leech provider.

Leeches
http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/leeches.htm
Links to everything you'd like to know about these wrigglers.

Mechanical Leech Project
http://www.otoweb.org/news_folder/mech_leech/mech_leech_A.htm
Giving the real thing a run for its money.

When modern medicine needs some help...
http://www.univ-lille1.fr/lea/Menu_du_Site/leeches.pdf
PDF document featuring numerous examples of modern medical uses of leeches.

West Nile Virus Basics
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
A trove of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

West Nile Virus & Wildlife Project
http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/research/west_nile/west_nile.html
A look at West Nile's impacts on wildlife.

Books

Despommier, Dickson. WEST NILE STORY. New York: Apple Trees Production, 2001.

Drayer, Jeff. THE COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF LEECHES AND OTHER MUSINGS OF A MEDICAL SCHOOL SURVIVOR. New York: Galen Press, 1998.

Kite, L. Patricia. BLOOD-FEEDING BUGS AND BEASTS. New York: Millbrook Press, 1996.

Labonte, Gail. LEECHES, LAMPREYS, AND OTHER COLD BLOODED BLOODSUCKERS. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.

Spielman, Andrew. MOSQUITO: A NATURAL HISTORY OF OUR MOST PERSISTENT AND DEADLY FOE. New York: Hyperion, 2001.


close window