E. O. Wilson

Wilson in 2007 Edward Osborne Wilson (June 10, 1929 – December 26, 2021) was an American biologist, naturalist, ecologist, and entomologist known for developing the field of sociobiology.

Born in Alabama, Wilson found an early interest in nature and frequented the outdoors. At age seven, he was partially blinded in a fishing accident. Due to his reduced sight, Wilson resolved to study entomology. After matriculating at the University of Alabama, Wilson transferred to complete his dissertation at Harvard University, where he distinguished himself in multiple fields. In 1956, he co-authored a paper defining the theory of character displacement. In 1967, he developed the theory of island biogeography with Robert MacArthur.

Wilson was the Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, a lecturer at Duke University, and a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The Royal Swedish Academy awarded Wilson the Crafoord Prize. He was a humanist laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction (for ''On Human Nature'' in 1979, and ''The Ants'' in 1991) and a ''New York Times'' bestselling author for ''The Social Conquest of Earth'', ''Letters to a Young Scientist'', and ''The Meaning of Human Existence''.

Wilson's work received both praise and criticism during his lifetime. His book ''Sociobiology'' was a particular flashpoint for controversy, and drew criticism from the Sociobiology Study Group. Wilson's interpretation of the theory of evolution resulted in a widely reported dispute with Richard Dawkins. Examinations of his letters after his death revealed that he had supported the psychologist J. Philippe Rushton, whose work on race and intelligence is widely regarded by the scientific community as deeply flawed and racist. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. Half-earth
    our planet's fight for life
    Book
    by Wilson, Edward O.
    Published 2016
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  2. by Wilson, Edward O.
    Published 2013
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  3. by Wilson, Edward O.
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  4. Genesis
    the deep origin of societies
    Book
    by Wilson, Edward O
    Published 2019
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  5. by Wilson, Edward O.
    Published 2017
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  6. A window on eternity
    a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park
    Video DVD
    by Wilson, Edward O.
    Published 2014
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  7. by Wilson, Edward O
    Published 2014
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  8. by Wilson, Edward O.
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  9. by Wilson, Edward O.
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  10. Naturalist
    a graphic adaptation
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    by Ottaviani, Jim, Wilson, Edward O.
    Published 2020
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  11. The superorganism
    the beauty elegance and strangeness of insect societies
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    by Hölldobler, Bert, 1936-
    Published 2009
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  12. The leafcutter ants
    civilization by instinct
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    by Hölldobler, Bert, 1936-
    Published 2011
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