‘Twelve little roommates’: the world seen from the side of flies and ants, cockroaches and fleas

“Twelve little roommates” (Mondadori) by Nobel laureate Karl von Frisch tells about the lives and habits of domestic parasites. They are the fly, the house mosquito, the flea, the louse, the cloth moth, the cockroach, the beetle, the ant, the spider, the tick. A universe unknown to us although these “roommates” live close to us all the time. Frisch makes us think about these insects’ perception of the world. An example? The fly with incredible speed in space: it lives a temporality in a different way from that of human beings. A book to overcome anthropocentrism, a vision based on our senses and our rationality

Essays and novels that are no longer reprinted, of which we can recover the memory. Important pages to understand the present, to be found in libraries, flea markets or forgotten on the high shelf of the library: old book makes good ideas

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