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In Search of Nature By Edward O. Wilson

In Search of Nature
by Edward O. Wilson

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A collection of essays on human and animal nature, this book does more than just tell the reader about natural settings, social organization, and behaviour of various creatures; it also provides insights into human nature and behaviour.
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In Search of Nature by Edward O. Wilson

This superb collection of essays brings together a whole range of Wilson's thinking, as he turns his attention to snakes and sharks, ants and hyenas. His stories do not simply tell us about the natural settings, social organization and behaviour ofthese creatures, but they also provide a fascinating insight into human nature and behaviour. Such a collection acts as a highly accessible introduction to the writings of one of the most brilliant scientists of our time.

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About Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent biologists and naturalists. The author of more than thirty books, including Consilience, The Diversity of Life, The Social Conquest of Earth, The Meaning of Human Existence and Letters to a Young Scientist, Wilson is a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Animal nature, human nature: the serpent; in praise of snakes; in the company of ants; ants and co-operation. The patterns of nature: altruism and aggression; humanity seen from distance; culture as a biological product; the bird of paradise - the hunter and the poet. Nature's abundance: the little things that run the world; systematics ascending; biophilia and the environmental ethic; is humanity suicidal?.

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In Search of Nature by Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson
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