Fabre, Poet of Science
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Fabre, Poet of Science

By Georges Victor Legros
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HERE I offer to the public the life of Jean-Henri Fabre; at once an admiring commentary upon his work and an act of pious homage, such as ought to be offered, while he lives, to the great naturalist who is evento-day so little known. Hitherto it was not easy to speak of Henri Fabre with exactitude. An enemy to all advertisement, he has so discreetly held himself withdrawn that one might almost say that he has encouraged, by his silence, many doubtful or unfounded rumours, which in course of time would become even more incorrect. For example, although quite recently his material situation was presented in the gloomiest of lights, while it had really for some time ceased to be precarious, it is nome the less true that during his whole life he has had to labour prodigiously in order to earn a little money to feed and rear his family, to the great detriment of his scientific inquiries; and we cannot but regret that he was not freed from all material cares at least twenty years earlier than was the case.

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  • FABRE, POET OF SCIENCE
  • BY
  • DR. G.-V. LEGROS.
    • "De fimo ad excelsa." J.-H. Fabre.
      • WITH A PREFACE BY JEAN-HENRI FABRE.
      • TRANSLATED BY BERNARD MIALL.
      • T. FISHER UNWIN
      • LONDON: ADELPHI TERRACE
      • LEIPSIC: INSELSTRASSE 20.
      • FIRST PUBLISHED 1913.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • PREFACE.
      • INTRODUCTION.
      • CHAPTER 1. THE INTUITION OF NATURE.
      • CHAPTER 2. THE PRIMARY TEACHER.
      • CHAPTER 3. CORSICA.
      • CHAPTER 4. AT AVIGNON.
      • CHAPTER 5. A GREAT TEACHER.
      • CHAPTER 6. THE HERMITAGE.
      • CHAPTER 7. THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE.
      • CHAPTER 8. THE MIRACLE OF INSTINCT.
      • CHAPTER 9. EVOLUTION OR "TRANSFORMISM."
      • CHAPTER 10. THE ANIMAL MIND.
      • CHAPTER 11. HARMONIES AND DISCORDS.
      • CHAPTER 12. THE TRANSLATION OF NATURE.
      • CHAPTER 13. THE EPIC OF ANIMAL LIFE.
      • CHAPTER 14. PARALLEL LIVES.
      • CHAPTER 15. THE EVENINGS AT SÉRIGNAN.
      • CHAPTER 16. TWILIGHT.
      • NOTES.
      • INDEX.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • FABRE, POET OF SCIENCE.
    • CHAPTER 1. THE INTUITION OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER 2. THE PRIMARY TEACHER.
    • CHAPTER 3. CORSICA.
    • CHAPTER 4. AT AVIGNON.
    • CHAPTER 5. A GREAT TEACHER.
    • CHAPTER 6. THE HERMITAGE.
    • CHAPTER 7. THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER 8. THE MIRACLE OF INSTINCT.
    • CHAPTER 9. EVOLUTION OR "TRANSFORMISM."
    • CHAPTER 10. THE ANIMAL MIND.
    • CHAPTER 11. HARMONIES AND DISCORDS.
    • CHAPTER 12. THE INTERPRETATION OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER 13. THE EPIC OF ANIMAL LIFE.
    • CHAPTER 14. PARALLEL LIVES.
    • CHAPTER 15. THE EVENINGS AT SÉRIGNAN.
    • CHAPTER 16. TWILIGHT.
    • NOTES.
      • NOTES TO INTRODUCTION.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 1.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 2.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 3.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 4.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 6.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 7.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 8.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 9.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 10.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 11.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 12.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 13.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 15.
      • NOTES TO CHAPTER 16.
    • INDEX.
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