E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson, full name Edward Osborne Wilson, was a renowned biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, and author. He was born on June 10, 1929, in Birmingham, Alabama, and passed away on December 26, 2021. Wilson was best known for his work in myrmecology, the study of ants, and for his role in developing the theories of sociobiology and biodiversity. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor at Harvard University. His influential books include 'Sociobiology: The New Synthesis,' 'On Human Nature,' and 'The Diversity of Life.' Wilson's contributions to science have had a profound impact on our understanding of the natural world and conservation efforts.


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  1. 1. The Ants

    "The Ants" is a comprehensive exploration of the biology, evolution, and behavior of ants. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the ants' origin and classification, their morphology and physiology, their communication and social organization, and their ecology. It also delves into the complex societies and intricate behaviors of these creatures, providing a detailed insight into their world. The authors use a combination of narrative and scientific explanations to make the subject accessible to both general readers and specialists.

  2. 2. On Human Nature

    This book delves into the biological origins of human behavior, suggesting that they are largely derived from our evolutionary past. The author explores how our species' inherent traits and instincts, including aggression, sexual conduct, and moral instincts, are influenced by our genetic makeup. He also discusses the implications of these ideas for issues like politics, sexuality, religion, and ethics, challenging the reader to reconsider the nature versus nurture debate.