Thomas Eisner 1929-2011

Thomas Eisner, Who Cracked Chemistry of Bugs, Dies at 81
By KENNETH CHANG NYTimes March 30, 2011

"... In the introduction to Dr. Eisner’s 2003 book “For Love of Insects,” the Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson called him “the modern Fabre,” after Jean-Henri Fabre, the French pioneer of insect research. Dr. Eisner realized early in his career that in addition to sounds and visual cues like colored markings and elaborate dances, insects often communicate through chemical signals..." This is a wonderful obituary with some great stories about the lives of Eisner and the insects he loved.


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