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The Secret Life of Flies

by McAlister, E.

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  • Catalogue No : 36305
  • ISBN : 9780565094751
  • Published : 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 248
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  • Catalogue No : 31396
  • ISBN : 9780565093365
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 248

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Description:

Enter a hidden world of snail killers, silly names and crazy sex - the author dispels many common misconceptions and reveals how truly amazing, exotic and important these creatures really are. From hungry herbivores and precocious pollinators to robberflies, danceflies and the much maligned mosquito, McAlister describes the different types of fly, their unique and often unusual characteristics, and the unpredictable nature of their daily life. She travels from the drawers of wonder at the Natural History Museum, to piles of poo in Ethiopia, via underground caves, smelly latrines and the English country garden. She discovers flies without wings, rotating genitalia and the terrible hairy fly, while pausing along the way to consider today's key issues of conservation, taxonomy, forensic entomology and climate change. Combining her deep knowledge and love of flies with a wonderful knack for storytelling, Erica McAlister allows us to peer - amazed and captivated - into the secret life of flies.

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