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Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

The 25th Anniversary Edition of the classic memoir celebrates the human side of science.

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ISBN 9781642830217
Barcode 9781642830217
Published 1 March 2019 by Island Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New Edition, 25th Anniversary ed.
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Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
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ISBN-13 9781642830217
ISBN-10 1642830216
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Island Press
Imprint Island Press
Publication Date 1 March 2019
International Publication Date 12 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New Edition, 25th Anniversary ed.
Edition New Edition, 25th Anniversary ed.
Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 394
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 508.092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Edward O. Wilson--winner of two Pulitzer prizes, champion of biodiversity, and Faculty Emeritus at Harvard University--is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet his celebrated career began not with an elite education but from an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and drive to explore its mysteries. Called one of the finest scientific memoirs ever written by the Los Angeles Times, Naturalist is a wise and personal account of Wilson's growth as a scientist and the evolution of the fields he helped define. This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic. Wilson traces the trajectory of his life--from a childhood spent exploring the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida to life as a tenured professor at Harvard--detailing how his youthful fascination with nature blossomed into a lifelong calling. With humor and insight, Wilson recounts his days as a student at the University of Alabama and decades at Harvard University, where he has achieved renown as both teacher and researcher. As the narrative of Wilson's life unfolds, the reader is treated to an inside look at the origin and development of ideas that guide today's biological research. Theories that are now widely accepted in the scientific world were once untested hypotheses emerging from one man's wide-ranging studies. At once practical and lyric, Naturalist provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist, and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time. As relevant today as when it was first published, Naturalist is a poignant reminder of the deeply human side of science and an inspiring call to celebrate the little things of the world

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UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Regarded as one of the world's preeminent biologists and naturalists, Edward O. Wilson grew up in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, where he spent his boyhood exploring the region's forests and swamps, collecting snakes, butterflies, and ants--the latter to become his lifelong specialty. Dr. Wilson is the author of more than twenty books, including The Ants and On Human Nature, both of which were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He is currently Faculty Emeritus in the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University.

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