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. Besides chapters on various flies, there are interspersed autobiographical chapters, which are quite interesting. The Table of Contents includes The harmas, The anthrax, Another prober (perforator), Larval dimorphism, Heredity, My schooling, The pond, The caddis worm, The greenbottles, The gray flesh flies, The bumblebee fly, Mathematical memories: Newton's binomial theorem, Mathematical memories: my little table, The bluebottle: the laying, The bluebottle: the grub, A parasite of the maggot, Recollections of childhood, Insects and mushrooms, A memorable lesson, and Industrial chemistry.