Jean-Henri Fabre

Entomological Souvenirs is the masterpiece of Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915), man of science, humanist, naturalist, eminent entomologist, writer passionate about nature and French poet. It brings back more than half a century of studies and descriptions of the life and habits of insects, especially beetles and hymenoptera. The rigor of the scientific method, field research and experiments, philosophical reflections, are integrated into a host of childhood memories, moving stories about the strange characters of the insect world, but also the joys of discovery and the dramas of life. Simultaneously scientific, poetic and lyrical, the whole constitutes a “hymn to nature and knowledge”.