Books by Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is one of the most highly respected scientists in the world today. Hailed as "the new Darwin" by Thomas Wolfe, and one of "America's 25 Most Influential People" b


A WINDOW ON ETERNITY by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 22, 2014

"A big story about a small place with an ageless appreciation and discernment it would be criminal to ignore."
The rebirth of a premier nature reserve in Mozambique, recounted in a gentle storytelling style by noted Harvard entomologist Wilson (Letters to a Young Scientist, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST by Edward O. Wilson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: April 15, 2013

"Glows with one man's love for science."
The eminent entomologist, naturalist and sociobiologist draws on the experiences of a long career to offer encouraging advice to those considering a life in science. Read full book review >
THE SOCIAL CONQUEST OF EARTH by Edward O. Wilson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: April 9, 2012

"Wilson succeeds in explaining his complex ideas, so attentive readers will receive a deeply satisfying exposure to a major scientific controversy."
Never shy about tackling big questions, veteran evolutionary biologist Wilson (The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth, 2006, etc.) delivers his thoughtful if contentious explanation of why humans rule the Earth. Read full book review >
THE CREATION by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A repackaging and updating, yes, but if it wins new adherents, why not?"
Celebrated conservationist par excellence Wilson (The Future of Life, 2002, etc.) sings familiar tunes in a short text that exhorts religionists to join in saving the planet. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF LIFE by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"So an A for laying out the situation, a B for partial solutions, but an Incomplete for not addressing the fundamental problem."
Never one to shrink from the Big Picture, Harvard antman Wilson (Consilience, 1998, etc.) addresses the decline and fall of species but sees the potential for the survival of biodiverse life on earth if . . . Read full book review >
THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2001 by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"An illuminating, if somewhat slanted, cross-section of current ideas in the sciences."
Second in the series, again limited in scope. Read full book review >
CONSILIENCE by Edward O. Wilson
HISTORY
Released: March 27, 1998

"For that reason alone, Wilsons proposal merits the attention and debate of the broad community of scholars. (First printing of 125,000)"
 A tour de force from a scholar for whom such tours are par for the course. Read full book review >
IN SEARCH OF NATURE by Edward O. Wilson
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"For the rest, really only a reprise."
 A dozen essays on familiar Wilson themes: social species, biodiversity, sociobiology, along with personal reflections and thoughts for the future. Read full book review >
NATURALIST by Edward O. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"To which the reader can only respond: Go to it, and tell us all about in another grand book. (Natural Science Book Club dual main selection; first printing of 40,000)"
 ``When others at Harvard spoke of their experiences at Hagia Sophia and the Prado, I reminisced about the wondrous ants I examined in Geneva and Paris,'' remarks the eminent Harvard entomologist in his stylish autobiography. Read full book review >