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Fabre, Jean Henri

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Juvenile works  Conversation and phrase books  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL496, 595.7
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Most widely held works by Jean Henri Fabre
The life of the grasshopper by Jean-Henri Fabre( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hailed by Darwin as "The Homer of Insects," famed French entomologist Jean Henri Fabre (1823{u2013}1915) devoted hours of rapt attention to insects while they hunted, built nests, and fed their families. Working in Provence, in barren, sun-scorched fields inhabited by countless wasps and bees, he observed their intricate and fascinating world, recounting their activities in simple, beautifully written essays. This volume, based on translations of Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques, blends folklore and mythology with factual explanation. Fabre's absorbing account of the scarab beetle's existence, for example, begins with the ancient Egyptians' symbolic view of this busy creature, eventually leading to a careful discussion of its characteristic method of rolling a carefully sculpted ball of food to its den. Elsewhere, he discusses with infectious enthusiasm the physiologic secrets behind the luminosity of fireflies, the musical talents of the locust, the comfortable home of the field cricket, and the cannibalism of the pious-looking praying mantis, among other topics. These charmingly related stories of insect life are a rare combination of scientific study and literary classic that will delight entomologists, naturalists, and nature lovers alike
Bilder aus der Insektenwelt by Jean-Henri Fabre( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.79 (from 0.64 for The life o ... to 0.94 for Bilder aus ...)

German (1)