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#1 2012-09-20 20:20:44

Judy Webb
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book on how flies can save the world!

Just heard about this book on Radio 4 Material World programme today 'The Story of the Fly: And How it Could Save the World ' by Jason Drew and Justine Joseph.
Am buying a copy and looking forward to seeing the importance of Diptera in our future..........
more news soon,
Judy

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#2 2012-09-20 21:24:28

Andrew Cunningham
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Re: book on how flies can save the world!

Thanks for this Judy, I ordered one right away!

Regards,
Andrew.

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#3 2012-12-10 10:37:31

Cyril22
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#4 2012-12-27 12:57:32

Andrew Cunningham
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Re: book on how flies can save the world!

I read this back in November and enjoyed it with lots of interesting facts laced with humour. When I reached the last chapter it was sullied slightly by the realisation that one of the writers was in effect publicising his own business. On reflection though, I ignored that and still think it is a good read for a novice (and expert too probably).

This book's references encouraged me to purchase a book on forensic entomology 'A Fly For The Prosecution' by M. Lee Goff. I did not find it nauseating at all, it was in fact the second best book I read during my Xmas holiday.

Does anyone else have any recommendations on diptera orientated books that are not keys or monographs?

Regards,
Andrew.

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