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E. O. Wilson

Edward Osborne (E.O.) Wilson is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he has been called the world's leading expert. Wilson has been called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity," his environmental advocacy. He is 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. He is a Humanist Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism. He is 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 bestseller for The Social Conquest of Earth, Letters to a Young Scientist, and The Meaning of Human Existence. He is the author of 25 books and 400 scientific articles. Wilson is still active in field research, writing and conservation work. In his later years, he has focused on the exceptional biodiversity of his native Alabama. He lives with his wife, Irene, in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Books by E. O. Wilson:
  • Saving America's Amazon: The threat to our nation’s most biodiverse river system
  • ISBN: 1-58838-338-5, Trade Cloth