Thursday, 30 November 2017

Surfing And Membranes

I have reread Poul Anderson's Three Worlds To Conquer as far as a passage that I posted about puzzled on 19 February 2013. See Ammonia Glaciers.

Jovians have nictitating membranes (see here) because they live in wind and rain (see here).

Yhtrians have nictitatng membranes because they fly (see here) and are at home in the weather (see here).

The Aleriona also have them.

Previous posts about "going bird":

Spirits Of The Air II
Going Bird
Going Bird
Going Bird

No new posts on this blog until tomorrow but meanwhile see NGC 5457 on a companion blog.

3 comments:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I think the Aleriona of THE STAR FOX have nictitating protecting their eyes from the sand and grit of their largely dry home world.

Sean

Paul Shackley said...

Sean,
That explains it.
Paul.

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I recall mention of the Aleriona regarding oceans and rivers with deep UNEASE, as things that did not feel quite NATURAL to them.

Sean