Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career - both his successes and his failures - and his motivations for becoming a biologist.
Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche once called “the rainbow colors” around the outer edges of knowledge and imagination, Edward O. Wilson bridges science and philosophy to create a 21st century treatise on human existence. Once criticized for his over-reliance on genetics, Wilson unfurls here his most expansive and advanced theories on human behavior, recognizing that, even though the human and spider evolved similarly, the poet’s sonnet is wholly different than the spider’s web.
"Still don’t know the meaning of my existence"
History is not a prerogative of the human species, Edward O. Wilson declares in Half-Earth, a brave work that becomes a radical redefinition of human history. Demonstrating that we blindly ignore the histories of millions of other species, Wilson warns of a point of no return that is imminent.
"An introduction to the worlds ecological dilema"
Edward O. Wilson is one of the world’s preeminent biologists, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the author of more than 25 books. The defining work in a remarkable career, The Social Conquest of Earth boldly addresses age-old questions (Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going?) while delving into the biological sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts.
"Definitely a primer..."
Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, by life, by certain events, certain people, or just your emotions? How can you cope with life's pressure, in a constructive, systematic way, while learning how to be present, and live on purpose? The answer to this might be Buddhism! Just what is Buddhism? Can it really lead you on the path to enlightenment and liberation, even happiness? What benefits do practitioners of Buddhism enjoy, and can you too, as a layman, enjoy the very same?
This revised edition of Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage? Does this heritage limit human destiny?
With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, the author of Sociobiology challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate.
"A Heralding Voice..."
Today we understand that our world is infinitely richer than was ever previously guessed. Yet it is so ravaged by human activity that half its species could be gone by the end of the century. These two contrasting truths - unexpected magnificence and underestimated peril - have become compellingly clear during the past two decades of research on biological diversity. In his dazzlingly intelligent book, Wilson describes the treasures of the natural world we are about to lose forever and how we can save them.
"A scientifically-grounded case for the environment"
Anxiety is normal. It is normal in that it helps you to adapt. Anxiety is also abnormal, causing millions of people around the world tremendous suffering. If you think that you might be suffering from anxiety disorder, you might be wondering what the best course of treatment is for you. This book will help you understand and overcome anxiety.
This book outlines 20 healthy and simple lifestyle changes that can eradicate heart disease, and it also tells how to increase energy and reach health-related goals. Easy to implement, effective, and side-effect free, these healthy habits can help anyone improve their health for today and for many years to come.
Do the dangers of high blood pressure and its potential complications have you worried? Do you want to find safe and effective strategies for naturally managing your hypertension? How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally will give you all of the information you need to start improving your health.
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 tells us about the animals themselves, but for what it can tell us about human nature and our own behavior. He has brought the fascinating and sometimes surprising results of these studies to general readers through a remarkable collection of books.
"narration speed way too fast"
The setting is 1950s London, at the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier is ostensibly a senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, but is actually CIA bureau chief in London. The Arms Race informs much of the action in this fast-paced story which sees Kit go undercover to meet a dissident KGB agent, lose a loved one, have a crisis of soul and get blackmailed into becoming a double agent for M16....
Many people who carry family histories of heart disease and stroke worry about those serious risks. They can find helpful information in Heart Attack and Congestive Heart Failure: 20 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. This easy-to-understand guide walks the listener through in-depth research and the most current information about how to improve the condition of the heart.
"Healthy Habits to Improve Heart Health"
Approximately 100 years ago, the average life expectancy for people living in developed nations was only a little over 50 years. Today, living into our 80s is certainly not unusual. By changing some unhealthy habits and making conscious decisions regarding how we live, it is possible to slow the aging process.
Most people dream of having a healthy body that is also strong and fit. But how can the average person fit a gym workout into his or her daily schedule? Strength Training at Home is the answer. It's a guide to help you get the strength training you need in the comfort of your own home and according to your own schedule.
"A good short book."
Living with Depression is written to help provide you with an understanding of depression and to show you how you can overcome the feelings of despair and begin to live a happier life. In this book, you will not only learn the causes and symptoms of depression, but you will gain valuable insight into how you can build self-esteem and discover who you really are as well as the best way to handle criticism and how you can utilize positive thinking for maximum benefit.
Published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in April 2016, a breathtaking exploration into Shakespeare as a global poet. Whilst travelling in Luxor, Edward Wilson-Lee encountered a man who called out to him from the summer shade with lines from Shakespeare's Macbeth: 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...' Unable to resist the temptation, Wilson-Lee responded with the next line, and so began a fascination with unexpected cultural encounters.