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An important book that proposes the notion of 'consilience' - the combination of science with the humanities, to form a unity of all knowledge.

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Edward O Wilson is Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard with which he has been connected since 1953. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for ON HUMAN NATURE and THE ANTS.

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Historically, all of the sciences were once united under the rubric of "natural science." Over time, they became fragmented and specialized. Nevertheless, Wilson argues that there is a genetic and neurological basis for knowledge and that all subjects of human inquiry can be reunited under the umbrella of "consilience." (LJ 3/1/98)

"The first great ecologist, a pioneer in sociobiology and biodiversity.a giant among popularisers of science" - Bryan Appleyard on Edward O Wilson, in THE INDEPENDENT * "There's a new Darwin. His name is Edward O Wilson." - Tom Wolfe

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