Jean-Henri Fabre


Born
in St Léons, France
December 22, 1823

Died
October 11, 1915

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Fabre was born in Saint-Léons in Aveyron, France. Fabre was largely an autodidact, owing to the poverty of his family. Nevertheless, he acquired a primary teaching certificate at the young age of 19 and began teaching at the college of Ajaccio, Corsica, called Carpentras. In 1852, he taught at the lycée in Avignon.

Fabre went on to accomplish many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form,
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Fabre's Book of Insects

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The Story Book of Science

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The Life of the Spider

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The Wonder Book of Chemistry

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The Life of the Fly

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The Mason-Bees

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“What matters in learning is not to be taught, but to wake up.”
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“The mind is an activity, not a repository.”
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“People declare as much, without, apparently, looking into the matter very closely. They seem able to dispense with the conscientious observer's scruples, when inflating their bladder of theory.”
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