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The Secret Life of Flies

The Secret Life of Flies (Hardback)

By McAlister, Erica

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Enter a hidden world of snail killers, silly names and crazy sex lives in The Secret Life of Flies. In The Secret Life of Flies entomologist Erica McAlister gets under the wings of these crucial creatures as she ventures into the land of the fly. From hungry herbivores and precoc...ious pollinators to robber flies, danceflies and the much maligned mosquito, she describes the different types of fly, their unique and often unusual characteristics, and the unpredictable nature of their daily life. Erica travels from the drawers of wonder at the Natural History Museum, London to the mountains of Peru, via underground caves, smelly latrines and the English country garden. She discovers flies without wings, eyes on stalks, 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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ISBN 9781486308026
Published AU 1 Apr 2017
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781486308026
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Apr 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McAlister, Erica
Category Natural History: Insects & Spiders
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 392g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly