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In search of nature

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1996.
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"Perhaps more than any other scientist of our century, Edward O. Wilson has scrutinized animals in their natural settings, tweezing out the dynamics of their social organization, their relationship with their environments, and their behavior, not only for what it tell us about the animals themselves, but for what it can tell us about human nature and our own behavior. He has brought the fascinating and sometimes  Read more...
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Wilson, Edward O.
In search of nature.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1996
(OCoLC)604079075
Online version:
Wilson, Edward O.
In search of nature.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1996
(OCoLC)608084473
Named Person: Mick Foley; Mick Foley
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 1559632151 9781559632157 155963216X 9781559632164
OCLC Number: 34476270
Notes: "A Shearwater book."
Description: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Animal Nature, Human Nature. The Serpent. In Praise of Sharks. In the Company of Ants. Ants and Cooperation --
The Patterns of Nature. Altruism and Aggression. Humanity Seen from a Distance. Culture as a Biological Product. The Bird of Paradise: The Hunter and the Poet --
Nature's Abundance. The Little Things That Run the World. Systematics Ascending. Biophilia and the Environmental Ethic. Is Humanity Suicidal?
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.
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This collection of essays brings together a whole range of Wilson's thinking, as he turns his attention to snakes and sharks, ants and hyenas. Previous works by the author include "On Human Nature".  Read more...

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