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Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195310726

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.001.0001

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 A Pulitzer for the Ants

 A Pulitzer for the Ants

Edward O. Wilson

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Edward O. Wilson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0006

Edward O. Wilson is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of On Human Nature, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Biophilia, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, and many other books. Wilson is also a world authority on ants. In 1990, in collaboration with the German biologist Bert Hölldobler, Wilson published the Pulitzer prize-winning The Ants, a massive work of 732 beautifully illustrated pages. Moving beyond ants, he has expanded into the study of social insects, social animals, and human beings. Wilson is also known as an environmentalist and for his work in evolutionary psychology.

Keywords:   public intellectual, On Human Nature, Sociobiology, Biophilia, Consilience, ants, Pulitzer prize, environmentalist, evolutionary psychology

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