Washington DC Covelo, California: ISLAND PRESS/Shearwater Books, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Small 8vo, mauve quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over pale blue-gray boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) illustrated by Laura Simonds Southworth with frontispiece and 12 B&W line drawings as chapter headings, pale pumpkin endpapers, x + 214 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #2772
Wilson's collected essays from 1975 through 1993. They constitute aspects of the brilliant naturalist's philosophy of nature.
Edward Osborne Wilson (born 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world's leading expert. Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity," his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters.
Among his greatest contributions to ecological theory is the theory of island biogeography, which he developed in collaboration with the mathematical ecologist Robert MacArthur, which was the foundation of conservation area design, as well as the unified neutral theory of biodiversity of Stephen Hubbell.
Wilson is the Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.--Wikipedia
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