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Edward O. Wilson

3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
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The Meaning of Human Existence (2014)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I haven't read anything by Wilson before and, frankly, given his reputation as a thinker, I was disappointed. He gave about two pages to the problem of meaning, then went on to simply ramble for the next 170 pages. His ramblings are sometimes interesting and even enlightening, ...
The Social Conquest of Earth (2012)
language
English
3.84 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: When Wilson, an entomologist, writes about ants, he's fascinating, but when he's making connections between the way we account for adaptive shifts between epochs in ant behavior and puzzlements of human evolutionary development, like the pre-adaptive conditions on the origin of l...
Anthill (2010)
language
English
3.34 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is my first Wilson read; it is pretty damn good considering he's a biologist and naturalist. As Margaret Atwood said, this book is "a lyrical hymn to the wonders of earth. . . An Illiad of the ants." He also draws a thought-provoking comparison to human and ant societies. Th...
A Conquista da Terra (2012)
language
English
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Boring! A study or more like a theory about humanity. Using a painting by Gauguin who raised the questions, he asks Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going? He then tries to answer these questions. There were some good chapters which were more about biology and ge...
Ant hill (2000)
language
English
3.34 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I was pleasantly surprised--not because Ed Wilson is not a good writer or because I am in any way contrary to his scientific notions. Having met him personally & familiar with what many I know & respect find difficult to swallow about his controversial positions, I was nonetheles...
Ameisenroman: Raff Codys Abenteuer (2011)
language
English
3.34 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Slow to get started with long, unnecessary family introductions, it really begins on Chapter 13. The boy Raff's growing up in the woods is evocative, and the inner world of the ant colony is interesting, making up somewhat for an essayistic and distanced style. I enjoyed the port...
Letters to a Young Scientist (2013)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is another book from beloved biologist, EO Wilson. This one is directed at budding scientists and probably has less appear to lovers of etymology per se. For those in science education, scientific research or considering those fields, this is a good book to read. It's pretty...
Cartas a un joven científico (2014)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book was great inspiration for me. I have been contemplating ending my pursuit of a career in science, so Wilson's encouragement to stay the course was much needed. I think it'd be a great read for anyone in a similar situation, or anyone contemplating a career in science. H...
Lettere a un giovane scienziato (2013)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The thing I enjoyed the most was to read his careers' stories and advices. That's something I was definitly looking for and have enjoyed reading. Most stories and advices have a strong message and seek to persuade or motivate you into a scientific career. If you're a passionate ...
Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City (2012)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I received a copy of the ARC through GoodReads First Reads program, which means the photography was all in black and white, so I cannot judge it entirely accurately.The first half of the book is made up of mostly Alex Harris' photography. Harris has a good eye for nature photogra...
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