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... must live together, if we cannot live in peaceful coexistence (if I dare mention
the phrase), let us learn something about and from some of our fellow earthlings.
We have been educated to think of the fly as that villainous character who carries
... idea of standing a fly in sugar but arranging for its mouth to come down in dye.
As a result the fly's insides were stained beautifully. This is one example of a
physiological way to coat a pill. "And what does it live on?" "Weak tea with cream
"And what does it live on?" "Weak tea with cream in it." "Supposing it couldn't find
any?" she suggested. "Then it would die, of course." "But that must happen very
often," Alice remarked thoughtfully. "It always happens," said the Gnat.
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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