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Author Wilson, Edward O.

Title Naturalist / Edward O. Wilson
Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press [for] Shearwater Books, [1994]


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 W'PONDS  508.092 Wilson Wil/Nat  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary As the narrative of Wilson's life unfolds, the reader is treated to an inside look at the origin and development of ideas that guide today's biological research. Theories that are now widely accepted in the scientific world were once untested hypotheses emerging from one man's broad-gauged studies. Throughout Naturalist, we see Wilson's mind and energies constantly striving to help establish many of the central principles of the field of evolutionary biology. The story of Edward O. Wilson's life provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time
In Naturalist, Wilson describes for the first time both his growth as a scientist and the evolution of the science he has helped define. He traces the trajectory of his life - from a childhood spent exploring the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida to life as a tenured professor at Harvard - detailing how his youthful fascination with nature blossomed into a lifelong calling. He recounts with drama and wit the adventures of his days as a student at the University of Alabama and his four decades at Harvard University, where he has achieved renown as both teacher and researcher
Notes 'A Shearwater book'--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wilson, Edward O.
Wilson, Edward O. (Edward Osborne), 1929-
Wilson, Edward O. (Edward Osbornf), 1929-
Entomologists -- United States -- Biography.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
LC no. 94013111
ISBN 1559632887 (cloth : acid-free paper)