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Wilson, Edward O.

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The diversity of life by Edward O Wilson( Book )

87 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Amazon Basin the greatest violence sometimes begins as a flicker of light beyond the horizon. There in the perfect bowl of the night sky, untouched by light from any human source, a thunderstorm sends its premonitory signal and begins a slow journey to the observer, who thinks: the world is about to change." Watching from the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, witness to the sort of violence nature visits upon its creatures, Edward O. Wilson reflects on the crucible of evolution, and so begins his remarkable account of how the living world became diverse and how humans are destroying that diversity. Wilson, internationally regarded as the dean of biodiversity studies, conducts us on a tour through time, traces the processes that create new species in bursts of adaptive radiation, and points out the cataclysmic events that have disrupted evolution and diminished global diversity over the past 600 million years. The five enormous natural blows to the planet (such as meteorite strikes and climatic changes) required 10 to 100 million years of evolutionary repair. The sixth great spasm of extinction on earth - caused this time entirely by humans - may be the one that breaks the crucible of life. Wilson identifies this crisis in countless ecosystems around the globe: coral reefs, grasslands, rain forests, and other natural habitats. Drawing on a variety of examples such as the decline of bird populations in the United States, the extinction of many species of freshwater fish in Africa and Asia, and the rapid disappearance of flora and fauna as the rain forests are cut down, he poignantly describes the death throes of the living worlds diversity - projected to decline as much as 20 percent by the year 2020. All evidence marshaled here resonates through Wilson's tightly reasoned call for a spirit of stewardship over the worlds biological wealth. He makes a plea for specific actions that will enhance rather than diminish not just diversity but the quality of life on earth. Cutting through the tangle of environmental issues that often obscure the real concern, Wilson maintains that the era of confrontation between forces for the preservation of nature and those for economic development is over; he convincingly drives home the point that both aims can, and must, be integrated. Unparalleled in its range and depth, Wilson's masterwork is essential reading for those who care about preserving the worlds biological variety and ensuring our planets health
Sociobiology : the new synthesis by Edward O Wilson( Book )

105 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day. In the introduction to this edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human sociobiology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences. For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: the new synthesis will be welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning
The future of life by Edward O Wilson( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the richness of the natural world, how it is currently being threatened, and what can be done to safeguard it
The creation : an appeal to save life on earth by Edward O Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, this is a book about the fate of the earth and the survival of our planet. Wilson attempts to bridge the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of fundamentalism and science. Passionately concerned about the state of the world, he draws on his own personal experiences and expertise as an entomologist, and prophesies that half the species of plants and animals on Earth could either have gone or at least are fated for early extinction by the end of our present century. This is not a bitter, predictable rant against fundamentalist Christians or deniers of Darwin; rather, Wilson, a leading "secular humanist," draws upon his own rich background as a boy in Alabama who "took the waters," and seeks not to condemn this new generation of Christians but to address them on their own terms.--From publisher description
The social conquest of earth by Edward O Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career
The ants by Bert Hölldobler( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews in detail all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of ants
Silent spring by Rachel Carson( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--Page [4] of cover
The superorganism : the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies by Bert Hölldobler( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Ants present a lavishly detailed account of the extraordinary lives of social insects that draws on more than two decades of research and offers insight into how bees, termites, and other insect societies thrive in systems of altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and labor division
The insect societies by Edward O Wilson( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of insect sociology, presenting individual investigations of wasps, ants, bees, and termites, and discussing caste, behavior, communication, symbioses, and other topics
Biodiversity by Edward O Wilson( Book )

74 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diversity of life forms is one of the greatest wonders of the planet earth. The biosphere is an intricate tapestry of interwoven life forms. This book offers an overall view of this biological diversity and carries an urgent warning about the rapid alteration and destruction of the environments that have fostered the diversity of life forms for more than a billion years. The source of this book is the National Forum on BioDiversity, held in Washington, D.C., on September 21-24, 1986, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution. The forum featured more than 60 leading biologists, economists, agricultural experts, philosophers, representatives of assistance and lending agencies, and other professionals. Included in this book are 57 papers presented at the forum. Topics include: (1) "The Current State of Biological Diversity"; (2) "Challenges to the Preservation of Biodiversity"; (3) "Human Dependence on Biological Diversity"; (4) "Diversity at Risk: Tropical Forests"; (5) "Diversity at Risk: The Global Perspective"; (6) "The Value of Biodiversity"; (7) "How is Biodiversity Monitored and Protected?"; (8) "Science and Technology: How Can They Help?"; (9) "Restoration Ecology: Can We Recover Lost Ground?"; (10) "Alternatives to Destruction"; (11) "Policies to Protect Diversity"; (12) "Present Problems and Future Prospects"; (13) "Ways of Seeing the Biosphere"; and (14) "Epilogue." (Cw)
The meaning of human existence by Edward O Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species and posits that we, as a species, now know enough about the universe and ourselves that we can begin to approach questions about our place in the cosmos and the meaning of intelligent life in a systematic, indeed, in a testable way
Anthill : a novel by Edward O Wilson( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirational and magical, this is the story of a boy who grows up determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself
Biophilia by Edward O Wilson( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eminent biologist reflects on his own response to nature and the aesthetic aspects of his exploration of natural systems in an intensely personal essay that examines the essential links between mankind and the rest of the living world
The theory of island biogeography by Robert H MacArthur( Book )

49 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Theory of Island Biogeography was never intended as the last word on the subject. Instead, MacArthur and Wilson sought to stimulate "new forms of theoretical and empirical studies, which will lead in turn to a stronger general theory." Even a third of a century since its publication, the book continues to serve that purpose well. From popular books like David Quammen's Song of the Dodo to arguments in the professional literature. The Theory of Island Biogeography remains at the center of discussions about the geographic distribution of species. In a new preface, Edward O. Wilson reviews the origins and consequences of this classic book."--Jacket
In search of nature by Edward O Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps more than any other scientist of our century, Edward O. Wilson has scrutinized animals in their natural settings, tweezing out the dynamics of their social organization, their relationship with their environments, and their behavior, not only for what it tell us about the animals themselves, but for what it can tell us about human nature and our own behavior. He has brought the fascinating and sometimes surprising results of these studies to general readers through a remarkable collection of books, including The Diversity of Life, The Ants, On Human Nature, and Sociobiology. The grace and precision with which he writes of seemingly complex topics has earned him two Pulitzer prizes, and the admiration of scientists and general readers around the world." "This book is a lively and accessible introduction to the writings of one of the most brilliant scientists of the 20th century. Imaginatively illustrated by noted artist Laura Southworth, it is a book all readers will treasure."--Jacket
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources by Marjorie L Reaka-Kudla( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity is the whole of life on Earth - and every day it is diminished as human population growth and exploitation of land causes the extinction of animal and plant species. If the world does not act quickly and cooperatively, species numbering into the millions will be doomed. In the process, we lose opportunities in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and a host of other human endeavors. This is the warning sounded by some of the world's most renowned environmental authorities in Biodiversity II. In words meaningful to lay readers and scientists alike, this book alerts us that we may soon be bereft of species that could help us fight disease and produce useful products - not to mention bringing us the wonder of natural life. Unlike other books on the topic, Biodiversity II tells us what can and must be done right now to preserve life on Earth. The experts who lend their voices to Biodiversity II explain how scientists study biodiversity, what they have learned about the scope of life on the planet, and what urgent questions remain. These experts advocate the fusion of resources already at our command - government biological surveys, private agencies, museum collections, universities - into a more effective force to better understand and protect the wealth of the natural world
The Biophilia hypothesis by Stephen R Kellert( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biophilia" is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity's innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book Biophilia, he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might be a biologically based need, integral to our development as individuals and as a species. That idea has caught the imagination of diverse thinkers.The Biophilia Hypothesis brings together the views of some of the most creative scientists of our time, each attempting to amplify and refine the concept of biophilia. The variety of perspectives -- psychological, biological, cultural, symbolic, and aesthetic -- frame the theoretical issues by presenting empirical evidence that supports or refutes the hypothesis. Numerous examples illustrate the idea that biophilia and its converse, biophobia, have a genetic component: fear, and even full-blown phobias of snakes and spiders are quick to develop with very little negative reinforcement, while more threatening modern artifacts -- knives, guns, automobiles -- rarely elicit such a response people find trees that are climbable and have a broad, umbrella-like canopy more attractive than trees without these characteristics people would rather look at water, green vegetation, or flowers than built structures of glass and concrete The biophilia hypothesis, if substantiated, provides a powerful argument for the conservation of biological diversity. More important, it implies serious consequences for our well-being as society becomes further estranged from the natural world. Relentless environmental destruction could have a significant impact on our quality of life, not just materially but psychologically and even spiritually
E.O. Wilson : of ants and men( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the famed biologist's lifelong love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. Wilson's work on ant communication led to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and his controversial theories on the role of evolutionary processes in social behavior. His work in the great National Park of Gorongosa, brings together the great themes of his life and work: nature and humanity's place in it
Edward O. Wilson: Reflections on a Life in Science by Edward O Wilson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward O. Wilson, the Pelligrino University Professor and Honorary Curator of Entomology at Harvard University, is one of the world's most distinguished and controversial scientists. Through his books and lectures, Wilson has changed the way scientists and nonscientists alike view the natural world by fueling their enthusiasm for science and showing them its immediacy for their everyday lives
Naturalist by Edward O Wilson( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude p. xi <br>Part 1 Daybreak in Alabama <br>Chapter 1 Paradise Beach p. 5 <br>Chapter 2 Send Us the Boy p. 16 <br>Chapter 3 A Light in the Corner p. 33 <br>Chapter 4 A Magic Kingdom p. 47 <br>Chapter 5 To Do My Duty p. 62 <br>Chapter 6 Alabama Dreaming p. 82 <br>Chapter 7 The Hunters p. 100 <br>Chapter 8 Good-Bye to the South p. 124 <br>Chapter 9 Orizaba p. 139 <br>Part 2 Storyteller <br>Chapter 10 The South Pacific p. 163 <br>Chapter 11 The Forms of Things Unknown p. 197 <br>Chapter 12 The Molecular Wars p. 218 <br>Chapter 13 Islands Are the Key p. 238 <br>Chapter 14 The Florida Keys Experiment p. 260 <br>Chapter 15 Ants p. 282 <br>Chapter 16 Attaining Sociobiology p. 307 <br>Chapter 17 The Sociobiology Controversy p. 330 <br>Chapter 18 Biodiversity, Biophilia p. 354 <br> Afterword p. 365 <br> Acknowledgments p. 377 <br> Index p. 381 <br>
 
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Alternative Names
E.O. Wilson

Edgar Wilson

Edvards Osborns Vilsons

Edward O. Wilson ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

Edward O. Wilson American biologist

Edward O. Wilson US-amerikanischer Entomologe und Biologe

Edward Osborne Wilson

Edward Osborne Wilson Amerikaans entomoloog

Edward Osborne Wilson amerykański biolog

Edward Osborne Wilson biologo statunitense

Osborne Wilson, Edward 1929-

Weiersen

Weiersen 1929-

Weierxun, Aidehua

Weierxun, Aidehua 1929-

Wilson E. O.

Wilson, E.O. 1929-

Wilson, E. O. 1929- (Edward O.)

Wilson, E. O. (Edward O.)

Wilson, E. O. (Edward Osborne), 1929-

Wilson, Edward 1929-

Wilson Edward O.

Wilson, Edward O. 1929-

Wilson, Edward O. (Edward Osborne)

Wilson, Edward O. ((Edward Osborne), 1929-

Wilson Edward Osborne

Wilson, Edward Osborne 1929-

Wiruson, Edowādo O.

Wiruson Edowādo O. 1929-....

Έντουαρντ Όσμπορν Γουίλσον Αμερικανός βιολόγος

Едвард Озборн Вилсон американски биолог

Едвард Осборн Вілсон

Едуард Уилсън

Уилсон, Эдвард Осборн, 1929-

Уилсон, Эдвард Осборн американский биолог, социобиолог, мирмеколог, эколог, писатель

אדוארד וילסון

إدوارد أوسبورن ويلسون

ادوارد ویلسون

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에드워드 오스본 윌슨

윌슨, 에드워드 1929-

윌슨, 에드워드 O. 1929-

윌슨, 에드워드 오스본 1929-

윌슨, 에드워드 오즈번 1929-

ウィルソン, E. O.

ウィルソン, エドワード・O.

エドワード・オズボーン・ウィルソン

艾德華·威爾森

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