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Book Description Weidenfeld & NIcolson, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297645897
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2001. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First. 2001 Hardcover book in DJ . BRAND NEW from 2001 publisher .Never opened, Never owned, Never marked . Gift Giving quality . Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve . 5 x 8 " size; 215 pages . In 1900, a small band of fruit flies were lured towards a bunch of grapes left on a window sill outside a biology laboratory in Massachusetts . Tucking into the grub, the flies were taken by surprise, captured and brought indoors . It was the start of an intimate relationship between biologist and fly that would revolutionalize biological science . Today, the fruit fly can look back on a remarkable century . The fly has been a key ingredient in some of the greatest biological discoveries and it continues to define biology's major landmarks . Yet the fly remains an unsung hero in the history of science . Outside academic circles, its achievements have gone largely unnoticed . This book corrects this poor public image by telling a story of modern biology - from genetics to development, behaviour to ageing and evolution to the origin of species - through the life of the fly . In a highly original, witty and irreverent style, Martin Brookes takes us through successive stages in the life cycle of the fly, each illustrating an important concept in biology . Some, such as the fundamentals of heredity, are well established; others, such as sexual warfare, learning and memory, are still in their infancy . But whether flies are getting high on crack cocaine, enjoying the pleasures and pains of a boozy night out, being trained by punishment and reward, or struggling with insomnia, this books provides a glimpse into how one short life has transformed almost every aspect of human existance . The result is a broad introduction to biology and a 'warts and all' insight into the practical realities of science . Often dismissed as irrelevant, the fruit fly will, through this distinctive biography, come to be recognized for what it reallly is: an icon of 20th century science and a window on our own biological world . " Fly : an experimental life " . by Martin Brookes, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 2001 Hardcover book in Dustjacket *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely worldwide since 1965 ***. Bookseller Inventory # 5737
Book Description Weidenfeld & NIcolson, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110297645897
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