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              Books by Edward O. Wilson

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              Tales from the Ant World
                

              Tales from the Ant World (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

              • RRP: $57.50
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                25 Aug 20

              Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants-from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.

              ISBN 9781631495564
              Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 25 Aug 2020
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              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              Of all species that have ever existed on earth, only one has reached human levels of intelligence and social organisation: us. Why? In Genesis, celebrated biologist Edward O. Wilson traces the great transitions of evolution, from the origin of life to the invention of sexual repr...oduction to the development of language itself. The only way for us to fully understand human behaviour, Wilson argues, is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, he demonstrates that at least seventeen - from the African naked mole rat and the sponge-dwelling shrimp to one of the oldest species on earth, the termite - have been found to have advanced societies based on altruism, cooperation and the division of labour. These rare eusocial species form the prehistory to our human social patterns, even, according to Wilson, suggesting the possible biological benefits of homosexuality and elderly grandmothers. Whether writing about midges who dance about like acrobats, schools of anchovies who protectively huddle to appear like a gigantic fish or well-organised flocks becoming potentially immortal, Genesis is a pathbreaking work of evolutionary theory filled with lyrical observations. It will make us rethink how we became who we are.
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              ISBN 9780141990231
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources

              Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Academy of Sciences, National; Henry Press, Joseph; Edited by Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L.; Wilson, Don E.; Wilson, Edward O.

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              Explores strategies for quantifying, understanding, and protecting biodiversity. This volume describes an understanding of how megacenters of diversity are formed, maintained, and lost; what can be learned from mounting bird extinctions; and how conservation efforts for neotropic...al primates have fared.
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              ISBN 9780309055840
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1997
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City

              Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.; Harris, Alex

              • RRP: $71.99
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              From this historic collaboration between a beloved naturalist and a great American photographer emerges a South we ve never encountered before.

              ISBN 9780871404701
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2012
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Biographical Memoirs: Volume 57

              Biographical Memoirs: Volume 57 (Hardback)

              By Academy of Sciences, National; of the Home Secretary, Office; Wilson, Edward O.

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              Contains the biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Sciences and bibliographies of their works. Each biographical essay was written by a member of the Academy familiar with the professional career of the deceased. A cumulative index for the 57 volumes is also ...included.
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              ISBN 9780309037297
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1987
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Series Biographical Memoirs: A Series
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              The Meaning of Human Existence

              The Meaning of Human Existence (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.

              ISBN 9780871401007
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2014
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Hidden Kingdom: The Insect Life of Costa Rica
               

              Hidden Kingdom: The Insect Life of Costa Rica (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Contains 1 Hardback and 1 Paperback / softback)

              By Naskrecki, Piotr; Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.

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              This book presents facts about Costa Rica's insects and their evolutionary history. The photographs serve as a tool to help identify the insects a visitor to Costa Rica is likely to encounter and show the morphological adaptations, survival strategies, and interlocking roles inse...cts play in tropical ecosystems --
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              ISBN 9781501704710
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Zona Tropical Publications
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              Anthill: A Novel

              Anthill: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning biologist delivers an astonishing literary achievement (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist).

              ISBN 9780393339703
              Released NZ 11 Apr 2011
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences
               

              Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences (Hardback)

              Edited by Carroll, Joseph; McAdams, Dan P.; Wilson, Edward O.

              • RRP: $166.50
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              Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences explores the meaning of consilience and considers the unity of human evolution, human nature, social dynamics, art, and narrative.

              ISBN 9780190231217
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2016
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              The Meaning of Human Existence
               

              The Meaning of Human Existence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

              • RRP: $32.50
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              National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, Why?

              ISBN 9781631491146
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2015
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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