The Mason-Bees


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(4.1 stars; 4 reviews)

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

(7 hr 28 min)

Chapters

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

Reviews

(3 stars)

the author was a real independent minded science loving character. well read by reader

This goes on the must read list for gardeners

(5 stars)

"Insect Psychology" worth reading for this alone! thanks! and for the interesting notes on the author's emphasis on teaching girls too.