~ J H Fabre ~

Jean Henri Fabre ~ in later life

Jean Henri Fabre ~ in later life

Jean Henri Fabre (born 22nd December 1823; died 11th October 1915), the renowned French entomologist, teacher, physicist, chemist and botanist.  Born into poverty, in  Saint-Léons in Aveyron, France, Fabre’s love of insects and his informal, interesting way of teaching led him into being most popular with his students.

His forte was observation work, and he would watch wild beetles and other insects in their natural habitat, or in glass ‘set-ups’ in his laboratory at home, for hours and sometimes days.

Today you’re able to view his insect collection, at the museum: Musée Requien Avignon, which was his former home.

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Why not check out these FABRE books? ~

  • Scène de la vie des insectes
  • Chimie agricole (textbook) (1862)
  • La Terre (Jean Henri Fabre)|La Terre (1865)
  • Le Ciel (textbook) (1867)
  • Catalogue des « Insectes Coléoptères observés aux environs d’Avignon » (1870)
  • Les Ravageurs (1870)
  • Les Auxiliaires (1873)
  • Aurore (textbook) (1874)
  • Botanique (textbook) (1874)
  • L’Industrie (textbook) (1875)
  • Les Serviteurs (textbook) (1875)
  • Sphériacées du Vaucluse (1878)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 1st series (1891) – (1879)
  • Etude sur les moeurs des Halictes (1879)
  • Le Livre des Champs (1879)
  • Lectures sur la Botanique (1881)
  • Nouveaux souvenirs entomologiques – 2nd series (1882)
  • Lectures sur la Zoologie (1882)
  • Zoologie (Jean Henri Fabre)|Zoologie (textbook) (1884)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 3rd series (1886)
  • Histoire naturelles (textbook) (1889)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 4th series (1891)
  • La plante : leçons à mon fils sur la botanique (livre scolaire) (1892)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 5th series (1897)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 6th series (1900)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 7th series (1901)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 8th series (1903)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 9th series (1905)
  • Souvenirs entomologiques – 10th series (1909)
  • Fabre’s Book of Insects retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos’ translation of Fabre’s Souvenirs entomologiques
  • Oubreto Provençalo dou Felibre di Tavan (1909)
  • La Vie des insectes (1910)
  • Mœurs des insectes (1911)
  • Les Merveilles de l’instinct chez les insectes (1913)
  • Le monde merveilleux des insectes (1921)
  • Poésie françaises et provençales (1925) (final edition)
  • La Vie des araignées (1928)
  • Bramble-Bees and Others
  • The Life of the Grasshopper. Dodd, Mead, and company, 1917. ASIN B00085HYR4
  • Insect Adventures. Dodd, Mead, 1917. Selections from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos’ translation of Fabre’s Souvenirs entomologiques, retold for young people.
  • The Life of the Caterpillar. Dodd, Mead, 1919. ASIN B00089FB2A
  • Field, Forest, and Farm: Things interesting to young nature lovers, including some matters of moment to gardeners and fruit-growers. The Century Company, 1919. ASIN B00085PDU4
  • This Earth is Ours: Talks about Mountains and Rivers, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Geysers & Other Things. Albert & Charles Boni, 1923. ASIN B000EHLE22
  • The Life of The Scorpion. University Press of the Pacific, 2002 (reprinted from the 1923 edition). ISBN 0-89875-842-4
  • The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles. Dodd, Mead, 1919. ASIN B000882F2K
  • The Mason Bees (Translated) Garden City, 1925. ASIN B00086XXU0; Reprinted in 2004 by Kessinger Publishing; ISBN 1417916761; ISBN 978-1417916764 Scanned book,
  • Curiosities of Science. The Century Company, 1927. ASIN B00086KVBE
  • The Insect World of J. Henri Fabre. Introduction and Interpretive Comments by Edwin Way Teale; Foreword to 1991 edition by Gerald Durrell. Published by Dodd, Mead in 1949; Reprinted by Beacon Press in 1991; ISBN 0-8070-8513-8
  • The Life of the Spider (Translated) Preface by Maurice Maeterlinck; Introduction by John K. Terres. Published by Horizon Press, 1971; ISBN 0-8180-1705-8 (First published by Dodd, Mead, and company in 1913, ASIN B00085D6P8)
  • The Life of the Fly. (Translated) Fredonia Books, 2001. ISBN 1589630262; ISBN 978-1589630260
  • The Hunting Wasps. University Press of the Pacific, 2002. ISBN 1410200078; ISBN 978-1410200075
  • More Hunting Wasps
  • The Wonders of Instinct: Chapters in the Psychology of Insects. University Press of the Pacific, 2002. ISBN 0898757681; ISBN 978-0898757682
  • Social Life in the Insect World
  • Insect life

Thank you to Wikipedia for this book list (click on this link *HERE* to view scanned versions).

Biographies ~

  • G.V. Legros, (Bernard Miall, translator), Fabre, Poet of Science. T. Fisher Unwin, 1913. (Reprinted by University Press of the Pacific, 2002, ISBN 0898759455; ISBN 978-0898759457)
  • E.L. Bouvier, The Life and Work of J.H. Fabre. Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1916, pages 587-597.
  • Augustin Fabre, The Life of Jean Henri Fabre. Dodd, Mead, 1921.
  • Percy F. Bicknell, The Human Side of Fabre. The Century Company, 1923.
  • THE INSECT MAN by ELEANOR DOORLY, a study of Fabre and his work with woodcuts by Robert Gibbings; Puffin paperback; year: 1949; 169 pages.

Links ~






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