Nearest Book Thing Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence here and, along with these instructions, on your blog.
In case any of you wondered ‘is she really a scientist? All she talks about are gardens and chickens…’, here is my nearest book as per above:
“The margins of the posterior nares can form thin, flexible flaps which function as valves so that the opening can be closed and opened.” From Olfaction in Fishes by Herman Kleerekoper (1969, Indiana University Press).
I’ve (finally) started studying for my written exams, which will cover a variety of topics pertaining to my dissertation. The above book is more relevant beginning on p. 115 with Olfaction and Behavior of Fishes.
Of course, the above exercise may not prove I’m a scientist, only a geek.