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One depression corresponded to all of the fly's body except the head. There was
a separate depression for the head, but it was purposely placed too far in front of
the first depression. A fly was now made to lie prone in the big depression and ...
Now an animal, from one point of view, is just a bag of water with many living
dikes— membranes separating various bodies of fluid. The walls of the blood
vessels separate the blood on the inside from the fluid bathing the outside; the
walls of ...
body. Changes of salt concentration will cause water to pass where it should not,
causing the animal distress and very probably death. This is one reason why
fluids injected into the blood of a human being must have precisely the correct ...
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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