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              Books by Edward O. Wilson

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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 (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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              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
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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
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              Primer Of Population Biology
               

              Primer Of Population Biology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Wilson, Edward O.; Bossert, William H.

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              ISBN 9780878939268
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press
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              The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

              The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies (Hardback)

              By Holldobler, Bert; Wilson, Edward O.

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              Demonstrates that the study of the superorganism has led to various developments in our understanding of how the transitions between such levels have occurred in evolution and how life has progressed from simple to complex forms.

              ISBN 9780393067040
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2008
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I

              James Lovelock et al. The Earth and I (Hardback)

              Edited by Lovelock, James; Illustrated by Hudson, Jack; Contributions by Rees, Martin; Wilson, Edward O.; Randall, Lisa

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              In The Earth and I, scientist, inventor, and pioneering environmentalist James Lovelock brings together a richly illustrated collection of essays on earth and human science from 12 of today's leading thinkers. From stars to cells, quantum theory to capitalism, ancient fossils to ...Artificial Intelligence, this book delivers a holistic...
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              ISBN 9783836551113
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Taschen
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              Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest
               

              Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented Forest (Hardback)

              Edited by Bierregaard, Richard, Jr.; Gascon, Claude; Lovejoy, Thomas E., III; Mesquita, Rita; Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.

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              This text presents the results of the a long-running and comprehensive study of forest fragmentation, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia. The study includes baseline data from before isolation from continuous forest took place.

              ISBN 9780300084832
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2001
              Publisher Yale University Press
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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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              Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

              Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, Edward O.

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              A brave expression of hope, a visionary blueprint for saving the planet. Stephen Greenblatt

              ISBN 9781631492525
              Released NZ 25 Apr 2017
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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