Edward O. Wilson

discusses

Letters to a Young Scientist

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Date

May
24
Friday
May 24, 2013
6:00 PM

Location

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Hall
26 Oxford St., Cambridge

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Harvard Book Store and the Harvard Museum of Natural History are thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist EDWARD O. WILSON for a discussion of his new book, Letters to a Young Scientist.

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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Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Social Conquest of Earth and Anthill: A Novel, as well as the Pulitzer Prize–winning On Human Nature and (with Bert Hölldobler) The Ants. For his contributions in science and conservation, he has received more than one hundred awards from around the world. A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Hall
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