The Meaning of Human Existence

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$23.95
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
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Pages
208
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780871401007
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About the Author

Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (one of which he shares with Bert Hรถlldobler), Wilson has won many scientific awards, including the National Medal of Science and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Reviews

E. O. Wilson is Darwin's great successor, a scientist of such astounding breadth, depth, experience, and brilliance that he offers us nothing less than a new understanding of humanity... You will see the beauty, mystery, and possibilities of human existence through the eyes of one of humanity's greatest and most intrepid explorers.--Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
[A] tough-minded little primer-cum-manifesto... Compact and readable.--Dan Cryer
There can be few better guides through our species' past journey and potential for the future... A provocative and beautifully written collection of essays.--Tim Lenton
No biologist has been more persistent or eloquent in correcting our misapprehensions about human origins than Edward O. Wilson... We should be grateful that Wilson, so late in his illustrious career, still appeals to reason and imagination in hopes of enlightening us about our nature and inspiring us to change our destructive ways.--Scott Russell Sanders
Wilson asks: Does humanity have a special place in the universe? Where are we going, and why? He answers by telling science's latest creation stories, and presenting a vision of the future both inspiring and plausible, not an easy feat to pull off... Wilson is both a wild-eyed optimist and a hard-nosed realist. What more can we ask of a prophet?--John Horgan
A valedictory work... What a lively writer Mr. Wilson can be. This two time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction stands above the crowd of biology writers the way John le Carrรฉ stands above spy writers. He's wise, learned, wicked, vivid, oracular.--Dwight Garner
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