When they re not buzzing in our ears or ruining our picnics, flies have lives of their own. Until now, their tiny world has remained completely unknown to humankind. In this engaging study, photographer Magnus Muhr carefully documents the world of the common housefly and reveals that when we re not around, flies behave pretty much like we do. Playing golf or soccer, sunbathing, partying, dating, singing, and even fly fishing anything s possible in the fascinating (if brief) Life of Fly. Featuring the best of Muhr s spooky yet surprisingly sweet creations, this macabre collection is sure to captivate humans like no fly has done before.
This volume contains the entire essay on Flies, or Diptera, from the Souvenirs Entomologiques, to which has been added and the purely autobiographical essays comprised in the Souvenirs. These essays, though they have no bearing upon The life of the Fly, are among the most interesting that Henri Fabre has written and will, we are persuaded, make a special appeal to the reader. The chapter entitled The Caddis worm has been included as following directly upon The Pond.Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) is well known for his popularization of insect natural history, especially in the ten volumes of Souvenirs Entomoligiques. Although a reclusive amateur, with no scientific training, he was an acute observer of insect behavior. He combined his observations (most made in his own backyard) with a humanistic writing style that made his books popular, at least later in his life; during most of his life, the successive volumes of Souvenirs Entomologiques attracted only mild attention. Fabre was 84 when the last volume appeared, and soon afterward he was "discovered." He was elected to numerous scientific societies, provided a government pension, and even the President of France came to visit him.
SUMMARY FORTY FLIGHTS AND FORTY NIGHTS FROM AN AIRLINE PILOT'S CAREER IN DC-3s TO B-747s. SKETCH ARTIST BIO Peggy La Vake is a professional musician, a professional health care worker and a flight instructor who likes to amuse her friends with folk artist sketches.
Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America's modern hero and history's most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil's life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted friend – Jay Barbree. Working from 50 years of conversations he had with Neil, from notes, interviews, NASA spaceflight transcripts, and remembrances of those Armstrong trusted, Barbree writes about Neil's three passions – flight, family, and friends. This is the inside story of Neil Armstrong from the time he flew combat missions in the Korean War and then flew a rocket plane called the X-15 to the edge of space, to when he saved his Gemini 8 by flying the first emergency return from Earth orbit and then flew Apollo-Eleven to the moon's Sea of Tranquility. Together Neil and Jay discussed everything, from his love of flying, to the war years, and of course his time in space. The book is full of never-before-seen photos and personal details written down for the first time, including what Armstrong really felt when he took that first step on the moon, what life in NASA was like, his relationships with the other astronauts, and what he felt the future of space exploration should be. As the only reporter to have covered all 166 American astronaut flights and moon landings Jay knows these events intimately. Neil Armstrong himself said, "Barbree is history's most experienced space journalist. He is exceptionally well qualified to recall and write the events and emotions of our time." Through his friendship with Neil and his dedicated research, Barbree brings us the most accurate account of his friend's life of flight, the book he planned for twenty years.
"The life of a fly" is a beautiful biography of a normal house fly. The author covers all the details of its daily activities very intricately. The novel depicts author's love and knowledge for nature and his keen interest in generally ignorant species. Worth reading!
This collection of tales is from a man who lives a life dedicated to fly fishing. Told with passion and an obvious love of both fish and fishing, Jerry Kustich's stories feel like spnding time with an old friend.