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    • Consilience

    • The Unity of Knowledge
    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • everyone should read this

    • By Carson on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Meaning of Human Existence

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evolutionary Biology and the Big Question

    • By Margaret on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Letters to a Young Scientist

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long on biography, short on advice

    • By A. Mandelin on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Origins of Creativity

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Creativity is the unique and defining trait of our species, and its ultimate goal, self-understanding", begins Edward O. Wilson's sweeping examination of the humanities and its relationship to the sciences. By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Copy & Paste Book

    • By Jiri Klouda on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Half-Earth

    • Our Planet's Fight for Life
    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and well delivered

    • By elrak on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Anthill

    • By: E. O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inspirational and magical, here is the story of a boy who grows up determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: Man himself. "What the hell do you want?" snarled Frogman at Raff Cody, as the boy stepped innocently onto the reputed murderer's property. Fifteen years old, Raff, along with his older cousin, Junior, had only wanted to catch a glimpse of Frogman's 1,000-pound alligator. Thus, begins the saga of Anthill....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You just have to love ants

    • By Kathryn on 10-27-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • On Human Nature: Revised Edition

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heralding Voice...

    • By Douglas on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $22.00

    • The Social Conquest of Earth

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Hogan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely a primer...

    • By Douglas on 06-10-13

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Creation

    • An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
    • By: E. O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Called "one of the greatest men alive" by the Times of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an historic partnership between scientists and religious leaders to preserve Earth's rapidly vanishing biodiversity. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Future of Life

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Ed Begley Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A scientifically-grounded case for the environment

    • By Lucas on 01-24-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • In Search of Nature

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Older material but still relevant, worth a listen

    • By Pb on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of conservation is a story of many victories in a losing war. Having served on the boards of global conservation organizations for more than 30 years, I know very well the sweat, tears and even blood shed by those who dedicate their lives to saving species. Their efforts have led to major achievements, but they have been only partly successful.

    "The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know" is from the 3/3/208 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Edward O. Wilson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Reminiscences of Ulysses S. Grant

    • First-Hand Accounts of the General, The President, and the Man from Those Who Knew Him
    • By: Adam Badeau, William T. Sherman, James Harrison Wilson, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    These are personal reminiscences of Grant which allow us to peer back in time to see him through the eyes of those who knew him. Some of the anecdotes describe brief encounters with Grant, while others are from historically prominent men who knew Grant well. What they have in common are the intimate details that reveal the personality and character of General Grant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Carl Palmateer on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Purple Fish: A Heart for Sharing Jesus

    • By: Mark O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Claton Butcher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The ancient merchants of Tyre sailed the high seas and plumbed their depths in search of a rare shellfish, valued for its rich, purple dye. The Greek word kalchaino, to ponder, literally means in search of the purple fish. Like the search for the purple fish, Jesus goes to remarkable lengths in seeking after his most valued treasure lost, broken, hurting, oppressed people. He invites us on a grand adventure to help him connect with these purple fish too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for the Christian church

    • By Pauline on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Unleashing Learning Management: Learn 7 Ways to Launch a Performance Model of Training

    • By: John O'Laughlin EdD, Tim Wilson - editor
    • Narrated by: John O'Laughlin
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this case study, you will learn seven way to unleash learning management to support a permance model of traning. These seven lessons are drawn from a case study which included the deployment of Blackboard as a learning management tool for training background investigators to support assigned work for the Office of Personnel Management.

    Regular price: $3.95