Biologist and naturalist Lyall Watson, the bestselling author of Supernature, now brings forth a groundbreaking study of evil. Utilizing a vast array of sources, from Charles Darwin to Annie Dillard, Watson examines the driving forces behind behavior as well as the invisible order that preserves the delicate balance between "civilized" society and anarchy. "Dark Nature" is a monumental exploration of the forces that hold our world together.
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Lyall Watson was born in South Africa and educated there and in Britain, taking his Ph. D. at London University in 1963. He had a vast and varied career; he was involved in anthropology in Jordan, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil; archaeological excavations in Israel, Turkey and Peru; palaeontology in South and East Africa; marine biology in the Indian Ocean; botany in the deserts of Sonora; medical research in the Philippines; and represented the Seychelles on the International Whaling Commission. He spent years pursuing the paranormal and published many important works in the area. He died in June 2008.
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