Consilience by Edward  O. Wilson audiobook

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

By Edward O. Wilson
Read by Jonathan Hogan

Random House Audio
17.60 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525633495

"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience  (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

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"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience  (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An excellent book. Wilson provides superb overviews of Western intellectual history and the current state of understanding in many academic disciplines. Slate
The Renaissance scholar still lives. . . .  A sensitive, wide-ranging mind discoursing beautifully. . . .  Wilson's buoyant intellectual courage is bracing. Seattle Weekly
One of the clearest and most dedicated popularizers of science since T. H. Huxley. . . . Mr. Wilson can do the science and the prose. Time
Edward O. Wilson is a hero. . . he has made landmark scientific discoveries and has a writing style to die for. . . . A complex and nuanced argument. Boston Globe
An original work of synthesis . . . a program of unrivalled ambition: to unify all the major branches of knowledge—sociology, economics, the arts and religion—under the banner of science. The New York Times
As elegant in its prose as it is rich in its ideas . . . a book of immense importance. Atlanta Journal & Constitution
A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them. The Wall Street Journal 

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Author Bio: Edward O. Wilson

Author Bio: Edward  O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is regarded as one of the world’s most preeminent biologists and naturalists. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Ants; he also won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his book On Human Nature. Some of his other awards include the US National Medal of Science, the International Prize for Biology, the Nierenberg Prize, and the Crafoord Prize, considered the highest award given in the field of ecology. His first fiction novel, Anthill: A Novel, was published in 2010 and is a New York Times bestseller.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 17.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English