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This is only partly correct. You can distinguish many kinds of flavors, but to assist
you in this you recruit your nose. Flavor is a mixture of tastes, odors, and textures.
With taste alone you are pretty much restricted to sweet, salt, sour, and bitter.
If the amount of salt in the fluids on either side of a membrane is different, and the
holes in the membrane permit the passage of water but not salt, water will tend to
accumulate on the side with the greatest amount of salt. The pressure that one ...
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
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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