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Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition
 

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781642830224
Published 12 March 2019 by Island Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
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ISBN-13 9781642830224
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Publisher Island Press
Imprint Island Press
Publication Date 12 March 2019
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Number of Pages 394
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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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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 antsa"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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