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He is equipped with two reinforced membranous wings which must serve the
dual function of wing and propeller. Failure to take into account this dual function
of insect wings led to the famous miscalculation proving that bees could not fly.
i scurry around gutters and sewers and garbage cans said the fly and gather up
the germs of typhoid influenza and pneumonia on my feet and wings . . . then i
carry the germs into the households of men ... it is my mission to help rid the
At the same time the rate and amplitude of wing strokes were being recorded by
other devices. More recently there was published an account of experimentation
with a cricket into whose brain had been implanted electrodes so that the brain ...
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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