Search Results: "Edward Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITEHALL MANDARIN by Edward Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A deftly plotted homage to the mavens of Cold War spy thrillers."
Another Cold War adventure for British MI6 agent Catesby, working at a time when a triple-agent double cross was de rigueur. Read full book review >

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A VERY BRITISH ENDING by Edward Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Weaving a literary maze of intrigue, betrayal, and deception, Wilson invites justifiable comparison with John le Carré."
Wilson's latest follows William Catesby, high-ranking agent in Great Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, as he navigates the quicksand of the Cold War's rabid anti-Communist hysteria. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND by Edward Wilson-Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Wilson-Lee enjoyably melds memoir, history, and literary travelogue to reveal the surprising hold that Shakespeare continues to have on a culture remote from his own."
Pursuing the Bard across the history, geography, and culture of East Africa. Read full book review >

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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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A WINDOW ON ETERNITY by Edward O. Wilson
NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 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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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The riotous colors and patterns reflect the joy of the love story and the fun of the nonsense verse, and breathe new life into a classic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrations are what make this latest edition of Edward Lear's classic poem about two unlikely lovers worth a second look. Read full book review >

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THE VISTA ALASKA LETTERS by Edward W. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2014

"A resonant, if sketchy, wilderness sojourn for seasoned or aspiring social-action volunteers."
A former Volunteers In Service To America initiate recounts his time in Alaska in this vicariously captivating, if underdeveloped, epistolary memoir. 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 >