The book that launched a movement: “Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all” (Oliver Sacks).
"A contemporary jeremiad ... at times searing, at times soaring." — Tom Levinson, Chicago Tribune
"Rarely has the divide between secular science and revealed religion been bridged so gracefully." — Robert Lee Holtz, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The wise and lovely work of a truly learned man." — Matthew Scully, New York Times Book Review
"Beautiful and passionate." — David B. Williams, Seattle Times
"One of our greatest thinkers says we can only rescue the earth by starting with its smallest inhabitants. ... Read this book." — The Times (London)
"If humankind finds a way to live in peace together, and in harmony with nature, E. O. Wilson will have played a unique role in that deliverance." — Jeffrey Sachs