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Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is the author of more than thirty books, including AnthillLetters to a Young Scientist, and The Conquest of Nature. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University and lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is the author of more than thirty books, including AnthillLetters to a Young Scientist, and The Conquest of Nature. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University and lives with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Awards

Winner — New York Times Notable Selection, 2008

Longlisted — ALA Carnegie Medal, 2013

Shortlisted — National Book Award, 2014

Books by Edward O. Wilson

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    The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    Paperback, 2007

    The book that launched a movement: “Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all” (Oliver Sacks).
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    Anthill: A Novel

    Edward O. Wilson

    Paperback, 2011

    The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers "an astonishing literary achievement" (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist).
  • 9780871404138 72

    The Social Conquest of Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    Hardback, 2012

    From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career.
  • 9780871404701 72

    Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City

    Edward O. Wilson, Alex Harris

    Hardback, 2012

    From this historic collaboration between a beloved naturalist and a great American photographer emerges a South we’ve never encountered before.
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    The Social Conquest of Earth

    Edward O. Wilson

    Paperback, 2013

  • 9780871403773 72

    Letters to a Young Scientist

    Edward O. Wilson

    Hardback, 2013

    Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.
  • 9780871403858 72

    Letters to a Young Scientist

    Edward O. Wilson

    Paperback, 2014

    Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.
  • 9780871401007 72

    The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    Hardback, 2014

    Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.
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    The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson

    Paperback, 2015

    Challenging a purely mechanistic view of human existence, Edward O. Wilson examines what makes human beings supremely different from all other species.
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    Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    Hardback, 2016

    “The world’s greatest naturalist” (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth’s imperiled biosphere.