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The Resource Naturalist, Edward O. Wilson

Naturalist, Edward O. Wilson

Label
Naturalist
Title
Naturalist
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward O. Wilson -- University Professor at Harvard, winner of two Pulitzer prizes, eloquent champion of biodiversity -- is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. His career represents both a blueprint and a challenge to those who seek to explore the frontiers of scientific understanding. Yet, until now, little has been told of his life and of the important events that have shaped his thought. In Naturalist, Wilson describes for the first time both his growth as a scientist and the evolution of the science he has helped define. He traces the trajectory of his life -- from a childhood spent exploring the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida to life as a tenured professor at Harvard -- detailing how his youthful fascination with nature blossomed into a lifelong calling. He recounts with drama and wit the adventures of his days as a student at the University of Alabama and his four decades at Harvard University, where he has achieved renown as both teacher and researcher. As the narrative of Wilson's life unfolds, the reader is treated to an inside look at the origin and development of ideas that guide today's biological research. Theories that are now widely accepted in the scientific world were once untested hypotheses emerging from one mans's broad-gauged studies. Throughout Naturalist, we see Wilson's mind and energies constantly striving to help establish many of the central principles of the field of evolutionary biology. The story of Wilson's life provides fascinating insights into the making of a scientist, and a valuable look at some of the most thought-provoking ideas of our time
Summary
The author, a professor of entomology at Harvard, looks back on his life, education, and career, and discusses his work
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1994.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1995.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154432
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Dewey number
  • 508/.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.W64
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH31.W64A3
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B W7475n
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Edward O
  • Wilson, Edward O
  • Wilson, Edward Osborne
  • Naturalists
  • Naturalists
  • United States
  • Biologen
  • Naturalistes
Target audience
adult
Label
Naturalist, Edward O. Wilson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/94013111-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daybreak in Alabama. Paradise Beach -- Send us the boy -- Light in the corner -- Magic kingdom -- To do my duty -- Alabama dreaming -- Hunters -- Good-bye to the South -- Orizaba -- Storyteller. South Pacific -- Forms of things unknown -- Molecular wars -- Island are the key -- Florida keys experiment -- Ants -- Attaining sociobiology -- Sociobiology controversy -- Biodiversity, biophilia
Control code
ocm30625079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559632881
Lccn
94013111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30625079
Label
Naturalist, Edward O. Wilson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/94013111-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Daybreak in Alabama. Paradise Beach -- Send us the boy -- Light in the corner -- Magic kingdom -- To do my duty -- Alabama dreaming -- Hunters -- Good-bye to the South -- Orizaba -- Storyteller. South Pacific -- Forms of things unknown -- Molecular wars -- Island are the key -- Florida keys experiment -- Ants -- Attaining sociobiology -- Sociobiology controversy -- Biodiversity, biophilia
Control code
ocm30625079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781559632881
Lccn
94013111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30625079

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