Books

Books : reviews

Edward O. Wilson.
Sociobiology: the New Synthesis: 25th anniversary edition reprint.
Harvard. 1975

Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson.
Journey to the Ants: a story of scientific exploration.
Belknap/Harvard. 1994

Edward O. Wilson.
The Future of Life.
Abacus. 2002

Bert Holldobler, Edward O. Wilson.
The Superorganism: the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect soieties.
Norton. 2009

Edward O. Wilson.
Letters to a Young Scientist.
Noton. 2013

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.

Edward O. Wilson.
The Meaning of Human Existence.
Liveright Publishing. 2014

From an examination of our species and its place in the living world to a provocative look at what the future of humanity portends, The Meaning of Human Existence unites science and the humanities to propose answers to the most profound and vexing questions of all time.