Letters to a Young Scientist

Letters to a Young Scientist

by Edward O. Wilson
Letters to a Young Scientist

Letters to a Young Scientist

by Edward O. Wilson

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Overview

Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation.

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. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.


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ISBN-13: 9780871403858
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/07/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 315,943
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Edward O. Wilson (1929-2021) was the author of more than thirty books, including AnthillLetters to a Young Scientist, and The Conquest of Nature. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Wilson was a professor emeritus at Harvard University and lived with his wife in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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