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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.

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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
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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
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              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
               

              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              Forming a twenty-first-century statement on Darwinian evolution, one shorn of religious and political dogma, Edward O. Wilson offers a bold work of scientific thought and synthesis.

              ISBN 9781631496677
              Released NZ 24 Jan 2020
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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