Naturalist (Paperback)

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Edward O. Wilson is Pellegrino University Professor and curator of entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

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"Naturalist reads like a classic hero's tale."

— Bloomsbury Review

"[Naturalist] is one of the finest scientific memoirs ever written, by one of the finest scientists writing today."

— Los Angeles Times

"The book to read, to get the full story on Mr. Wilson’s eventful life, is his memoir Naturalist, published in 1994."

— The New York Times

"What distinguishes Wilson's story is its handsome prose, honed by years of practice into a concise and sly discourse. Among literary scientists, no one since Rachel Carson has more effectively joined humble detail to a grand vision of life processes and structures."

— The Washington Post Book World

"A wise personal memoir…. A mixture of loneliness, amusement, curiosity and intellectual rigor makes the voice of this thoughtful man unforgettable."

— The New York Times Book Review

"Wilson is the grand master of lyrically analytic nature writing."

— Science

"This memoir, a fitting capstone to an extraordinary career, should inspire yet another generation of scientists to explore the natural world."

— Library Journal

"Vividly, often beautifully written. Wilson emerges not only as a gifted scientist, but also as a likable, passionate, eloquent person."

— Jared Diamond

"In this exquisitely written memoir, the famed Harvard scientist looks back at his childhood in the South as well as his career as a groundbreaking thinker in the field of evolutionary biology. Truly, here is the irrefutable proof that scientists have souls."

— The USA Today


Product Details
ISBN: 9781597260886
ISBN-10: 1597260886
Publisher: Island Press
Publication Date: April 24th, 2006
Pages: 416
Language: English