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Edward O. Wilson (1929–2021)

Autor(a) de Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

66+ Works 15,940 Membros 271 Críticas 60 Favorited

About the Author

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of mostrar mais Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Edward O. Wilson

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998) 2,615 exemplares
The Diversity of Life (1992) 1,785 exemplares
The Future of Life (2002) 1,232 exemplares
On Human Nature (1978) 1,016 exemplares
The Social Conquest of Earth (2012) 854 exemplares
Naturalist (1843) 848 exemplares
Anthill: A Novel (2010) 641 exemplares
The Meaning of Human Existence (2014) 620 exemplares
From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books (2005) — Editor; Introdução — 461 exemplares
Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1881) 454 exemplares
Letters to a Young Scientist (2013) 443 exemplares
Biophilia (1984) 369 exemplares
The Ants (1990) 348 exemplares
The Origins of Creativity (2017) 266 exemplares
In Search of Nature (1996) 248 exemplares
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 (2001) — Editor — 171 exemplares
Sociobiology: The Abridged Edition (1980) 153 exemplares
The Insect Societies (1971) 138 exemplares
Biodiversity (1988) — Editor — 130 exemplares
Tales from the Ant World (2020) 128 exemplares
The Theory of Island Biogeography (1967) 104 exemplares
The Biophilia Hypothesis (1993) 101 exemplares
A Primer of Population Biology (1971) 96 exemplares
Life on Earth (1978) 22 exemplares
Every Species Is a Masterpiece (2021) 16 exemplares
Origins of the Human Mind (1996) 9 exemplares
The Secret Duchess 1 exemplar
Trailhead 1 exemplar
Pol Ziemi (2017) 1 exemplar
Microcosm 1 exemplar
The Universe 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Silent Spring (1962) — Posfácio, algumas edições6,442 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 802 exemplares
Darwin (Norton Critical Edition) (1970) — Contribuidor, algumas edições652 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 469 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
For Love of Insects (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições215 exemplares
Evolution: The First Four Billion Years (2009) — Prefácio, algumas edições215 exemplares
Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History (1996) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
Field Notes on Science & Nature (2011) — Prefácio — 164 exemplares
The Forgotten Pollinators (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições149 exemplares
Imagine There's No Heaven: Voices of Secular Humanism (1997) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative (2005) — Prefácio, algumas edições77 exemplares
The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy (1993) — Prefácio — 65 exemplares
A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits of Biodiversity (2012) — Prefácio — 47 exemplares
Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation (2020) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Archipelago : Islands of Indonesia (1999) — Prefácio — 32 exemplares
Philosophy now : an introductory reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Earth and I (2016) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Genetics of Original Sin: The Impact of Natural Selection on the Future of Humanity (2009) — Prefácio, algumas edições21 exemplares
Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity (2000) — Prefácio, algumas edições17 exemplares
Fishes of Alabama (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições14 exemplares
Forgotten Grasslands of the South: Natural History and Conservation (2012) — Prefácio, algumas edições14 exemplares
Earth '88: Changing Geographic Perspectives (1988) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Defining Sustainable Forestry (1993) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
NOVA: Lord of the Ants [2008 TV episode] (2008) — Self — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



GROUP READ: The Social Conquest of Earth (main thread) em 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Janeiro 2013)


I'm not really into non-fiction, but had to try this for book club. There is no real narrative in the book, instead it is broken into a bunch of biodiversity topics.
Not recommended.
MXMLLN | 19 outras críticas | Jan 12, 2024 |
You'll learn a lot from this extremely interesting book. But first - couple of quotes.

- It can be said that while human societies send their young men to war, weaver-ant societies send their old ladies.

- If ants had nuclear weapons, they would probably end the world in a week.

In this book however you'll not only learn about the art of ant war, like:
* Home turf matters - majority of battles are won on fields where future victors' droppings prevail.
* They seal defenders in their nests, spraying their victims with poison squirts from the tips of their bodies (think flamethrowers) and hurling small stones into shafts.
* suicide bombers is a routine practice, when an individual ant blasts itself in the midst of enemies, covering them with its highly toxic poison.
* selective highway robberies
* slave raids

But also about many ways these small creatures run their lives:

* intrigues among queens
* use of silk from pupae
* creation of live bridges
* storage of excess nutrients in overblown bodies of receptacle ants
* how cunning parasites exploit ants
* how they specialize and mimic the environment
* how they change the very environment they live in - from climate and humidity control of their nests to agriculture and pasturing that they pioneered zillions years before us.

You'll learn how they communicate and organize their foraging and warring activities. And much, much more :)
… (mais)
Den85 | 5 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Trivial and boring. They try to be anthropic and literary and philosophical and much more, but fails at anything well.
vincenttran | 6 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2023 |
Lo he contado ya muchas veces, pero yo no iba para traductora, mis opciones eran entomóloga y egiptóloga. Los bichos me dieron una infancia feliz llena de cajas de cerillas y botecitos con alcohol robado en el cuarto de baño. Entonces, hacerse con libros era mucho más difícil, pero estaban las enciclopedias, algún libro de texto, libros de mi abuelo sobre temas variados y las inevitables Selecciones del Reader’s Digest, que iban completando lo que no me daba la observación.

Las hormigas se llevaban la palma, he pasado muchas horas observando hormigueros o siguiendo la pista de esforzadas obreras entre las hierbas secas. A mis favoritas, les ponía en el abdomen un punto de laca de uñas para poder encontrarlas siempre. Es que a veces, me las llevaba al colegio y se me perdían.

Ya casi no persigo bichos (aunque una araña que ha puesto su tela en mi ventana me tiene procrastinando muy feliz), pero sigo leyendo todo lo que cae en mis manos. Este libro de Wilson ha sido un placer. Es corto, con capítulos también cortos, y se lee con mucho agrado.
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aliciamartorell | 4 outras críticas | Sep 23, 2023 |



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