Jean-Henri Fabre (1823 - 1915) was a French entomologist and author. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist and botanist. Fabre is probably best known for his findings in entomology for which he is considered to be the father of modern entomology. Fabre was an excellent teacher and his writing about the insects he loved in a biographical form made his works very entertaining to read. The Table of contents includes The fable of the cigale and the ant, The cigale leaves its burrow, The song of the cigale, The cigale. the eggs and their hatching, The mantis. the chase, The mantis. Courtship, The mantis. the nest, The golden gardener. its nutriment, The golden gardener. Courtship, The field cricket, The Italian cricket, The sisyphus beetle. the instinct of paternity, A bee-hunter: the _philanthus aviporus, The great peacock, or emperor moth, The oak eggar, or banded monk, A truffle-hunter: the _bolboceras gallicus, The elephant beetle, The pea-weevil, An invader, the haricot-weevil, The gret locust, and The pine-chafer.