In search of nature / Edward O. Wilson ; illustrations by Laura Simonds Southworth.

"Perhaps more than any other scientist of our century, Edward O. Wilson has scrutinized animals in their natural settings, tweezing out the dynamics of their social organization, their relationship with their environments, and their behavior, not only for what it tell us about the animals thems...

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Main Author: Wilson, Edward O. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [1996]
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Table of Contents:
  • Animal nature, human nature. The serpent ; In praise of sharks ; In the company of ants ; Ants and cooperation
  • The patterns of nature. Altruism and aggression ; Humanity seen from a distance ; Culture as a biological product ; The bird of paradise : the hunter and the poet
  • Nature's abundance. The little things that run the world ; Systematics ascending ; Biophilia and the environmental ethic ; Is humanity suicidal?