Social Life in the Insect World by Jean-Henri Fabre

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Social Life in the Insect World
Title:
Social Life in the Insect World
Author:
Jean-Henri Fabre
ISBN:
0898757177
ISBN13:
978-0898757170
Size PDF:
1779 kb
Size epub:
1396 kb
Publisher:
Univ Pr of the Pacific (January 1, 2002)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
308
This classic account of insect behavior shows some surprising similarities to human interactions.

“The patience and the nicety of M. Fabre’s observations are indeed amazing. His eyes see, and they see magical marvels.” – Daily Express

Considered "The Homer of Insects," Fabre's work laid the foundation for virtually all subsequent work in the field of entomology.

Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) is well known for his popularization of insect natural history, especially in the ten volumes of Souvenirs Entomoligiques. Although a reclusive amateur, with no scientific training, he was an acute observer of insect behavior. He combined his observations (most made in his own backyard) with a humanistic writing style that made his books popular, at least later in his life; during most of his life, the successive volumes of Souvenirs Entomologiques attracted only mild attention. Fabre was 84 when the last volume appeared, and soon afterward he was "discovered." He was elected to numerous scientific societies, provided a government pension, and even the President of France came to visit him.

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