The Story Book of Science


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4 stars; 79 reviews)

The famed French naturalist Fabre covers a large variety of subjects in these 70 short but fascinating essays about insects, animals and nature in general. The translator explains in her foreword, "The young in heart and the pure in heart of whatever age will find themselves drawn to this incomparable story-teller, this reverent reveler of the awe-inspiring secrets of nature. The identity of the "Uncle Paul," who in this book and others of the series plays the story-teller's part, is not hard to guess; and the young people who gather about him to listen to his true stories from wood and field, from brook and hilltop, from distant ocean and adjacent millpond, are, without doubt, the author's own children, in whose companionship he delighted and whose education he conducted with wise solicitude." (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (10 hr 51 min)

Chapters

01 - The Six 6:19 Read by Frances Brown
02 - The Fairy Tale and the True Story 6:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
03 - The Building of the City 7:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
04 - The Cows 6:21 Read by Kara Shallenberg
05 - The Sheepfold 9:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
06 - The Wily Dervish 6:15 Read by Greg Giordano
07 - A Numerous Family 11:07 Read by Mike Pelton
08 - The Old Pear-Tree 4:53 Read by Jill Engle
09 - The Age of Trees 8:23 Read by Mike Pelton
10 - The Length of Animal Life 5:57 Read by Greg Giordano
11 - The Kettle 3:58 Read by Greg Giordano
12 - The Metals 4:54 Read by Aiden Herrera
13 - Metal Plating 6:40 Read by Greg Giordano
14 - Gold and Iron 7:59 Read by Linda Velwest
15 - The Fleece 4:39 Read by Greg Giordano
16 - Flax and Hemp 7:07 Read by Linda Velwest
17 - Cotton 6:57 Read by johnh1803
18 - Paper 3:50 Read by johnh1803
19 - The Book 4:52 Read by johnh1803
20 - Printing 4:48 Read by johnh1803
21 - Butterflies 8:23 Read by Sharon Kilmer
22 - The Big Eaters 9:40 Read by Jill Engle
23 - Silk 7:21 Read by Jill Engle
24 - The Metamorphosis 6:27 Read by Jill Engle
25 - Spiders 9:37 Read by Susan Morin
26 - The Epeira's Bridge 9:36 Read by Susan Morin
27 - The Spider's Web 9:01 Read by Susan Morin
28 - The Chase 10:09 Read by Susan Morin
29 - Venomous Insects 9:47 Read by Sharon Kilmer
30 - Venom 6:01 Read by Jill Engle
31 - The Viper and the Scorpion 7:33 Read by Linda Velwest
32 - The Nettle 5:36 Read by Jill Engle
33 - Processionary Caterpillars 10:15 Read by Kara Shallenberg
34 - The Storm 7:29 Read by Mike Pelton
35 - Electricity 7:43 Read by Mike Pelton
36 - The Experiment with the Cat 4:17 Read by Mike Pelton
37 - The Experiment with Paper 2:57 Read by Mike Pelton
38 - Franklin and De Romas 11:13 Read by Mike Pelton
39 - Thunder and the Lightning-Rod 11:34 Read by Mike Pelton
40 - Effects of the Thunderbolt 3:34 Read by Mike Pelton
41 - Clouds 10:22 Read by Linda Velwest
42 - The Velocity of Sound 7:53 Read by Greg Giordano
43 - The Experiment with the Bottle of Cold Water 8:32 Read by Mike Pelton
44 - Rain 6:22 Read by Greg Giordano
45 - Volcanoes 6:40 Read by Linda Velwest
46 - Catania 8:29 Read by Greg Giordano
47 - The Story of Pliny 9:35 Read by Mike Pelton
48 - The Boiling Pot 9:04 Read by Mike Pelton
49 - The Locomotive 9:35 Read by Mike Pelton
50 - Emile's Observation 6:50 Read by Greg Giordano
51 - A Journey to the End of the World 8:46 Read by Greg Giordano
52 - The Earth 8:29 Read by Greg Giordano
53 - The Atmosphere 10:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
54 - The Sun 12:30 Read by Linda Velwest
55 - Day and Night 11:02 Read by Greg Giordano
56 - The Year and Its Seasons 9:52 Read by Greg Giordano
57 - Belladonna Berries 7:40 Read by Woolly Bee
58 - Poisonous Plants 12:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
59 - The Blossom 9:53 Read by Larry Wilson
60 - Fruit 6:28 Read by Larry Wilson
61 - Pollen 8:49 Read by Larry Wilson
62 - The Bumble-Bee 9:59 Read by Sharon Kilmer
63 - Mushrooms 9:12 Read by Linda Velwest
64 - In the Woods 7:08 Read by Jill Engle
65 - The Orange-Agaric 8:13 Read by Linda Velwest
66 - Earthquakes 12:13 Read by Linda Velwest
67 - Shall We Kill Them Both? 7:04 Read by Greg Giordano
68 - The Thermometer 4:36 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
69 - The Subterranean Furnace 11:16 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
70 - Shells 10:37 Read by Susan Morin
71 - The Spiral Snail 7:47 Read by Susan Morin
72 - Mother-of-Pearl and Pearls 8:22 Read by Susan Morin
73 - The Sea 9:21 Read by Susan Morin
74 - Waves Salt Seaweeds 11:56 Read by Susan Morin
75 - Running Waters 8:52 Read by Susan Morin
76 - The Swarm 8:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
77 - Wax 7:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
78 - The Cells 11:23 Read by Larry Wilson
79 - Honey 10:33 Read by Sharon Kilmer
80 - The Queen-Bee 11:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Love these stories!


(5 stars)

Thank you all for taking the time to read these chapters!

the whole book is very good


(5 stars)

good book 😍😍😍😘😘 [NINA] πŸ’β€οΈ


(5 stars)

I’ve not finished it yet but I now it’s a good book β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒΊ JUNE is rude and the only reason she didn’t like the book is because she isn’t a Christian or she just didn’t want to read it! So if you have to read this book just don’t read JUNES Review !β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’πŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒΊ β€οΈπŸ’

this is sooooooooo good


(5 stars)

I love the stories they are soooooo good I can listen to this all day


(5 stars)

the story's were great, good app.

A great book by Jean-Henri Fabre.


(5 stars)

This is a a great science book, this should definitely be required for people to read or listen to this. I loved all the readers. A must read. 5 stars. I am glad that this book has a translation, judging by the name of the author I’m guessing she’s French. Thanks again for the readers, a translation, and the great book. If you don’t like this book something’s wrong. Explains a lot about Nature and science, the main reason why I loved it is because I love science not math, lol. Thanks again to the readers!

a good book


(5 stars)

I really like this book I might tell someone else to read it

Love it!


(5 stars)

The 19th Century is really a century of inventions. Love it!