The Mason-Bees

Jean-Henri FABRE (1823 - 1915), translated by Alexander TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS (1865 - 1921)

This is more than a book about bees and their lives; the author talks about his cats, red ants, and insect psychology in general. Jean Henri Fabre also made waves in his native 19th Century France by insisting that girls be included in his science classes, so I dedicate this recording to certain young women who risk their lives or even the less important attentions of boys simply to learn. - Summary by BellonaTimes

Genre(s): Life Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Translator's Note Bellona Times
00:02:59
Play 01 Chapter 1 - The Mason-Bees Bellona Times
00:42:20
Play 02 Chapter 2 - Experiments Bellona Times
00:35:58
Play 03 Chapter 3 - Exchanging the Nests Bellona Times
00:24:56
Play 04 Chapter 4 - More Enquiries Into Mason-Bees Bellona Times
00:50:50
Play 05 Chapter 5 - The Story of My Cats Bellona Times
00:21:26
Play 06 Chapter 6 - The Red Ants Bellona Times
00:48:48
Play 07 Chapter 7 - Some Reflections Upon Insect Psychology Bellona Times
00:46:08
Play 08 Chapter 8 - Parasites Bellona Times
00:40:16
Play 09 Chapter 9 - The Theory of Parasitism Bellona Times
00:48:13
Play 10 Chapter 10 - The Tribulations of the Mason-Bee Bellona Times
00:39:16
Play 11 Chapter 11 - The Leucopses Bellona Times
00:47:23