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Life sciences / WILSON, EDWARD O.



The Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Research interests

Contribution : creator of the field of sociobiology and author of its defining text, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, voted by the International Animal Behavior Society as the most influential book of this century.

Prizes and awards

Dr. Wilson's honors and awards include the National Medal of Science, top honors from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Worldwide Fund for Nature, the National Audubon Society, and Japan's International Prize for Biology.


The Theory of Island Biogeography, 1967, Princeton University Press (2001 reprint), ISBN 0691088365 - with Robert H. MacArthur Insect Societies, 1971, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674454901.

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis 1975, Belknap Press, ISBN 0674816218.

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, 2000, Belknap Press, ISBN 0674000897.

On Human Nature, 1978, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674634411 - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Genes, Mind and Culture: The coevolutionary process, 1981, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-34475-8.

Promethean fire: reflections on the origin of mind, 1983, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-71445-8.

Biophilia, 1984, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674074416.

The Ants, 1990, Belknap Press, ISBN 0674040759 - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, with Bert Hölldobler.

The Diversity of Life, 1992, Belknap Press, ISBN 0674212983.

The Biophilia Hypothesis, 1993, Shearwater Books, ISBN 1559631481 - with Stephen R. Kellert.

Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration, 1994, Belknap Press, ISBN 0674485254 - with Bert Hölldobler.

Naturalist, 1994, Shearwater Books, ISBN 1559632887.

In Search of Nature, 1996, Shearwater Books, ISBN 1559632151 - with Laura Simonds Southworth Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, 1998, Knopf, ISBN 0679450777

The Future of Life, 2002, Knopf, ISBN 0679450785.

Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus, 2003, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0674002938.

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