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He was able to place a fruit fly, an insect about % inch long, in a chamber where
he could measure its respiration during flight and at the same time equip it with
the following recording instruments: platinum electrodes to record the nerve ...
They have never quite been able to get along without water. Some are more
enslaved than others as, for example, the toad which must each spring return to
the ponds and swamps to lay her eggs. Most of the other animals have shaken
free of ...
In this way, without orienting to the scent itself but merely employing it as a device
to keep them headed into the wind, they are able to reach a goal. Other flying
insects employ visual landmarks. A wasp that has just constructed a new nest ...
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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