This book brings together some of E.O. Wilson's most profound and significant writings on the rich diversity of life on Earth, our place in it, and our obligation to conserve the planet's fragile ecosystems. The five chapters here have been drawn from various books and magazine articles written by Wilson between 1993 and 2016.
This book is part of Green Ideas, a series of twenty short books from Penguin Classics that brings you the ideas that have changed the way we think and talk about the living Earth.
Edward O. Wilson was widely recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent biologists and naturalists. The author of more than thirty books, including Consilience, The Diversity of Life, The Social Conquest of Earth, The Meaning of Human Existence and Letters to a Young Scientist, Wilson was a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he lived in Lexington, Massachusetts.