Naturalist (Penguin science)

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Edward O. Wilson ranks among the leading biologists and scientific thinkers of the 20th century. This autobiography traces his fascination with insects from his childhood, through to his professorship at Harvard, his disagreements with Jim "DNA" Watson, the controversies, political and scientific, over sociobiology, and his two Pulitzer Prizes.

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oNaturalist reads like a classic heroAEs tale.o--THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW

oNaturalist reads like a classic heroAEs tale.o --THE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW

o[Naturalist] is one of the finest scientific memoirs ever written, by one of the finest scientists writing today.o --Los Angeles Times

oWhat distinguishes WilsonAEs story is its handsome prose, honed by years of practice into a concise and sly discourse. Among literary scientists, no one since Rachel Carson has more effectively joined humble detail to a grand vision of life processes and structures.o --Washington Post Book World

oÝNaturalist¨ is one of the finest scientific memoirs ever written, by one of the finest scientists writing today.o --Los Angeles Times

"Vividly, often beautifully written. Wilson emerges not only as a gifted scientist, but also as a likable, passionate, eloquent person."--Jared Diamond ""The New York Review of Books" "

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"Vividly, often beautifully written. Wilson emerges not only as a gifted scientist, but also as a likable, passionate, eloquent person."--Jared Diamond ""The New York Review of Books" "

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