By: Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915)
|Social Life in the Insect World|
|The Wonders of Instinct Chapters in the Psychology of Insects|
|(French) Souvenirs entomologiques - Livre I Étude sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes|
|Bramble-Bees and Others|
|The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|
This is more than a book about bees and their lives; the author talks about his cats, red ants, and insect psychology in general. Jean Henri Fabre also made waves in his native 19th Century France by insisting that girls be included in his science classes, so I dedicate this recording to certain young women who risk their lives or even the less important attentions of boys simply to learn.
|(French) Nouveaux souvenirs entomologiques - Livre II Étude sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes|
Life of the Fly, With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography
The title tells all, along with other observations on insect life from the famed accidental entomologist of 19th Century France..
|More Hunting Wasps|
Secret of Everyday Things
The clearness, simpicity, and charm of the great French naturalist's style are nowhere better illustrated than in this work, which in its variety of subject-matter and apt use of entertaining anecdote rivals "The Story-Book of Science," already a favorite with his readers. Such instances of antiquated usage or superseded methods as occur in these chapters of popular science easily win our indulgence because of the literary charm and warm human quality investing all that the author has to say. -- Translator (Introductory Note).
Story Book of Science
The famed French naturalist Fabre covers a large variety of subjects in these 70 short but fascinating essays about insects, animals and nature in general. The translator explains in her foreword, "The young in heart and the pure in heart of whatever age will find themselves drawn to this incomparable story-teller, this reverent reveler of the awe-inspiring secrets of nature. The identity of the "Uncle Paul," who in this book and others of the series plays the story-teller's part, is not hard to...