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But the next time a fly lands on the edge of the dinner table to rest and to rub its
feet together in anticipation, stop before you mash it into the woodwork with a fly
swatter (this is one insecticide against which a fly will never develop resistance).
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 ...
But he had never seen the brain that governs the beast. And even in the
beastiality of the fly there resides a beauty because the fly cannot act otherwise.
People have a choice. Sheer numbers and interconnections render the task of ...
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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