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acquaintance were fleas and lice, neither of which dance but each of which could
, on occasion, incite their hosts to do so. Other insects less domesticated than the
flea and the louse do dance; indeed, to dance is to exist. For some, dancing is ...
Although the esthetic qualities of this dance leave something to be desired, its
excitatory effects on the honeybee audience is electric. Spectator bees mob the
dancer in a frenzy of excitement until finally they rush out of the hive to the sweet
The dance lacks perfection of geometry, but it is undeniably rhythmic and
patterned. The fly gyrates in ever widening circles, clockwise and
counterclockwise. It spins very much like a small clockwork toy. It appears for all
the world as though it ...
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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