Fly (Animal)

Fly (Animal)

Few creatures are as universally despised as flies. Blamed for pestilence and plagues, they have been publicly excommunicated from the medieval church. Beelzebub, “the lord of the flies,” used to be acknowledged to be the embodiment of evil, and, for hundreds of years, flies have been thought of the results of spontaneous generation—the unnatural final result of rotting meat.

Fly explores the historical past of this much-maligned creature after which turns to envision its newfound redemption via technology. The secrets and techniques of the fly’s flexible powers of flight, Steven Connor unearths, are just starting to be understood and liked. Its eyes and wings, for instance, have advanced so completely that they supply suggestion for a few of today’s such a lot bold technological and clinical concepts. And the common-or-garden fruit fly, Connor demonstrates, stands on the middle of progressive advances in genetic research.

Connor delights in monitoring his lowly topic via fantasy, literature, poetry, portray, movie, and biology. people dwell in shut and intimate quarters with flies, yet Fly is the 1st e-book to provide those universal creatures their due.

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