Fabre


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Fa·bre

 (fä′brə), Jean Henri Casimir 1823-1915.
French naturalist best known for his lyrical writings describing insect behavior.

Fabre

(French fabrə)
n
(Biography) JeanHenri (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃ri). 1823–1915, French entomologist; author of many works on insect life, remarkable for their vivid and minute observation, esp Souvenirs Entomologiques (1879–1907). Nobel prize for literature 1910
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Ferdinand Fabre. In the Abbe Tigrane, in Lucifer, and elsewhere, he has delineated, with wonderful power and patience, a strictly ecclesiastical portraiture--
Fabre shows a great acquaintance with the sources, the effects, of average human feeling; but still in contact--in contact, as its conscience, its better mind, its ideal-- with the institutions of religion.
Fabre tells us) the meal is what nature meant it to be--a few moments for self-recovery after fatigue, a short space of silence of a quite elevated character, almost sacred.
Fabre always comes back for tranquillizing [134] effect; and if his peasants have something akin to Wordsworth's, his priests may remind one of those solemn ecclesiastical heads familiar in the paintings and etchings of M.
Bergson, quoting Fabre, has made play with the supposed extraordinary accuracy of the solitary wasp Ammophila, which lays its eggs in a caterpillar.
"According to Fabre's observations, which Bergson accepts, the Ammophila stings its prey EXACTLY and UNERRINGLY in EACH of the nervous centres.
Peckham have shown that the sting of the wasp is NOT UNERRING, as Fabre alleges, that the number of stings is NOT CONSTANT, that sometimes the caterpillar is NOT PARALYZED, and sometimes it is KILLED OUTRIGHT, and that THE DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT APPARENTLY MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO THE LARVA, which is not injured by slight movements of the caterpillar, nor by consuming food decomposed rather than fresh caterpillar."
This illustrates how love of the marvellous may mislead even so careful an observer as Fabre and so eminent a philosopher as Bergson.
Fabre has lately shown good reason for believing that although the Tachytes nigra generally makes its own burrow and stores it with paralysed prey for its own larvae to feed on, yet that when this insect finds a burrow already made and stored by another sphex, it takes advantage of the prize, and becomes for the occasion parasitic.
According to the terms of the contract, Evotec will manage Pierre Fabre's compound collection (individual compounds and collection plates) from its state-of-the-art compound management facility in Toulouse, France.
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All told, Margolies and Fabre make a serviceable contribution to Himes scholarship, yet one that leaves serious Himes readers with less than a full portrait.