Wilson, Edward Osborne

Abstract

Edward Osborne Wilson (1929–) is an American biologist, the world's leading authority on ants, who has explored biogeography.

Keywords: biogeography; social behavior; consilience of inductions

Further Reading

MacArthur RH and Wilson EO (1967) The Theory of Island Biogeography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Ruse M (1996) Monad to Man: The Concept of Progress in Evolutionary Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Ruse M (1998) Taking Darwin Seriously: A Naturalistic Approach to Philosophy, 2nd edn. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books.

Ruse M (1999) Mystery of Mysteries: Is Evolution a Social Construction? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson EO (1971) The Insect Societies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson EO (1975) Sociobiology: The New Synthesis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson EO (1978) On Human Nature. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wright R (1987) Three Scientists and their Gods. New York: Times Books.

Wilson EO (1992) The Diversity of Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson EO (1998) Consilience. New York: Knopf.

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Ruse, Michael(Sep 2006) Wilson, Edward Osborne. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0006244]