Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

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Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.19 X 8.06 X 0.82 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679768678

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About the Author

Edward O. Wilson was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1929. He is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature (1978) and The Ants (1990, with Bert Hölldobler), as well as many other groundbreaking works, including Consilience, Naturalist, and Sociobiology. A recipient of many of the world's leading prizes in science and conservation, he was a Pellegrino University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He died in 2021.

Reviews

"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal

"An original work of synthesis . . . a program of unrivalled ambition: to unify all the major branches of knowledge--sociology, economics, the arts and religion--under the banner of science." --The New York Times

"As elegant in its prose as it is rich in its ideas . . . a book of immense importance." --Atlanta Journal & Constitution

"Edward O. Wilson is a hero. . . he has made landmark scientific discoveries and has a writing style to die for. . . . A complex and nuanced argument." --Boston Globe

"One of the clearest and most dedicated popularizers of science since T. H. Huxley. . . . Mr. Wilson can do the science and the prose." --Time

"An excellent book. Wilson provides superb overviews of Western intellectual history and the current state of understanding in many academic disciplines." -- Slate

"The Renaissance scholar still lives. . . . A sensitive, wide-ranging mind discoursing beautifully. . . . Wilson's buoyant intellectual courage is bracing." --Seattle Weekly