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Inside Out of Flies

by Erica McAlister Author

For budding entomologists and insect enthusiasts everywhere, this book provides a fascinating close-up look at the physics and anatomy of flies. From the 'scuba diving fly,' to poisonous horsefly larvae, to the geometry of flight patterns, this book covers it all, and will provide hours of education and entertainment for the curious. Author Erica McAlister shares a wealth of information regarding what we know about these sometimes irritating sometimes awesome insects, and even delves into the field of biomimetics, or the application of biology in technological design. Using mosquito probosces to develop needles, or a fly with ears on its thorax to develop hearing aids, McAlister reveals the discoveries happening at the frontiers of our technological capabilities and our biological knowledge. A thrilling read.