In a lyrical and inspirational work that
“delivers deep insights into how observation and experiment drive theory”
(Jascha Hoffman, New York Times),
Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson
imparts his wisdom and passion to the next generation.
In these twenty letters, Wilson shares rich autobiographical
anecdotes that illuminate both the successes and failures of his storied career.
He boldly states that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill or high IQ
but rather on a passion for finding a problem and solving it.
Wilson lays out not just the practical advice for how young people can excel
in science but why it is vitally important that they do.