The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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They thereby cause loss of light from the rhabdom and a decrease in the "field of
view" of the rhabdom. ... with an appropriate refractive index, the birefringence is
caused by an orderly arrangement of isotropic particles submicroscopic in size, ...
coast of California, Gonyaulax polyedra causes the "red tide" and the
pronounced bioluminescence accompanying it. The flash seen at night around
footprints close to the water during "red tides" is caused by the same organism.
... tingling sensation; swallowing of the beetles may cause kidney damage;
cantharidin is used as an aphrodisiac known as Spanish fly— a very dangerous
substance to use; ingestion can cause severe gastroenteritis, kidney damage,
blood in ...
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