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The Life Of The Caterpillar
by Jean-henri Fabre, Trans. By Alexander Teixeira De Mattos
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Fabre is the Homer of the insects
Fabre is one of the glories of the civilized world..one of the most profound admirations of my life.
Fabre is a savant who thinks like a publisher and writes like a poet.
Fabre is the Homer of the insects.
New York Herald Tribune
..the power to introduce the reader into the insect world as few if any others have been able to do.
Edwin Way Teale
In the field of insect study, the works of J. Henri Fabre are classics...
One of the most respected and beloved entomologists in the world, this book beautifully details the findings of Henri Fabre who devoted his life to the study of insects, this book in particular focusing on the caterpillar.
About the Author
Renowned for only the last five years of his generally impoverished life (1823-1915), J. Henri Fabre is nonetheless recognized as one of the most respected and beloved entomologists in the world. He devoted his life to the stufy of insects and carefully (and beautifully) described his findings in book after book. Fabre was eighty-four when the last of the ten volumes of his magnum opus appeared in Souvenirs Entomologiques.
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