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              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies (Hardback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully un...derstand human behaviour is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species. Of these, Wilson demonstrates that at least seventeen -- among them the African naked mole rat and the sponge-dwelling shrimp -- have been found to have advanced societies based on altruism and cooperation. Whether writing about midges who 'dance about like acrobats' or schools of anchovies who protectively huddle 'to appear like a gigantic fish, or proposing that human society owes a debt of gratitude to 'postmenopausal grandmothers' and 'childless homosexuals,' Genesis is a pithy yet pathbreaking work of evolutionary theory filled with the lyrical biological and humanistic observations for which Wilson is known.
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              ISBN 9780241388594
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              By Wilson, Edward O.

              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.work of evolutionary theory filled with lyrical observations. It will make us rethink how we became who we are.
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              Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Origins of Creativity

              The Origins of Creativity (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              'An intellectual hero ... A superb celebrator of science in all its manifestations' Ian McEwan 'Darwin's great successor' Jeffrey Sachs The legendary biologist Edward O. Wilson offers his most philosophically probing work to date 'Creativity is the unique and defining trait of ou...r species; and its ultimate goal, self-understanding,' begins Edward Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and their relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors - the instinct to create gardens; the use of metaphors and irony in speech; or the power of music and song - Wilson proposes a transformational 'Third Enlightenment' in which the blending of science and the humanities will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of the human condition, and how it ultimately originated.
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              ISBN 9780141986340
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere

              Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E.; Hannah, Lee; Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.

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              An essential, up-to-date look at the critical interactions between biological diversity and climate change that will serve as an immediate call to action

              ISBN 9780300206111
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition
               

              Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition (EPUB ebook)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

              Edward O. Wilson - University Professor at Harvard, winner of two Pulitzer prizes, eloquent champion of biodiversity - is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His career represents both a blueprint and a challenge to those who seek to explore the ...frontiers of scientific understanding. Yet, until now, little has been told of his life and of the important events that have shaped his thought. In Naturalist, Wilson describes for the first time both his growth as a scientist and the evolution of the science he has helped define. He 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. He recounts with drama and wit the adventures of his days as a student at the University of Alabama and his four 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 broad-gauged studies. Throughout Naturalist, we see Wilson's mind and energies constantly striving to help establish many of the central principles of the field of evolutionary biology. The story of Wilson's life provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist, and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time.
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              ISBN 9781642830224
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              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher Island Press
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              Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

              Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New Edition, 25th Anniversary ed.)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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

              ISBN 9781642830217
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
              Publisher Island Press
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              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies
               

              Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies (Hardback)

              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 9781631495540
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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