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Flies, like the majority of insects, are creatures of light. Light exerts such a
profound effect on insects that moths have been flying into candles for centuries
for the edification of poets and moralists, insects in a room congregate at
windows to the ...
and forth in his individual cage until at sunset the light retreated from the
laboratory back somewhere to the world outside. Then activity ceased, and the
recording instrument silently traced a smooth line. This smooth line should have
The interesting fact is that flies which have been reared in total darkness for many
generations and have never seen light still showed a diurnal rhythm. The rhythm,
however, bears no relation to day and night. Some flies began to exercise at ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review