Search Results: "Edward O. Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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THE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2014

"A little book with a big message, bound to produce discussion among scientists and discomfort in devout churchgoers."
An exploration of what it means to be human by the noted sociobiologist and naturalist, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Read full book review >

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CONSILIENCE by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2001 by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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HALF-EARTH by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2016

"Not so much a potent plan as another informed plea for humanity to act as stewards of the biosphere rather than owners."
The noted naturalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author again waxes eloquent on behalf of the biosphere. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A YOUNG SCIENTIST by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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THE FUTURE OF LIFE by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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IN SEARCH OF NATURE by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >