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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 ...
Since the fly is an invertebrate, hence lacking a backbone, the only thing that
really holds the head on is these muscles. Gently tease them aside. Next to
emerge in view are the two great breathing tubes supplying oxygen to the head.
"Look on the branch above your head," said the Gnat, "and there youH find a
Snap-dragon-fly. Its body is made of plum-pudding, its wings of holly-leaves, and
its head is a raisin burning in brandy." Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
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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