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    DescriptionThis volume, based on translations of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques, " blends folklore and mythology with factual explanation. Fabre's absorbing account of the scarab beetle's existence, for example, begins with the ancient Egyptians' symbolic view of this busy creature, eventually leading to a careful discussion of its characteristic method of rolling a carefully sculpted ball of food to its den. Elsewhere, he discusses with infectious enthusiasm the physiologic secrets behind the luminosity of fireflies, the musical talents of the locust, the comfortable home of the field cricket, and the cannibalism of the pious-looking praying mantis, among other topics.

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    Fabre's Book of Insects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Henri Fabre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486401522
    ISBN 10: 0486401529

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    DC21: 595.7
    BIC subject category V2: WNCN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14000
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    DC22: 595.7
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000, SCI025000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QL496 .F2313 1998
    Thema V1.0: WNCN
    Illustrations note
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 November 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Publisher's Note I My Work and My Workshop II The Sacred Beetle III The Cicada IV The Praying Mantis V The Glow-Worm VI A Mason-Wasp VII The Psyches VIII The Self-Denial of the Spanish Copris IX Two Strange Grasshoppers X Common Wasps XI The Adventures of a Grub XII The Cricket XIII The Sisyphus XIV The Capricorn XV Locusts XVI The Anthrax Fly