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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >