This Week’s Book Recommendation | Letters to a Young Scientist by E.O.Wilson
Amazon’s Review: “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. 21 illustrations”
My Review: “E.O.Wilson captures a scientist’s imagination in the most wondrous ways—reminding us, young or old, how we first fell in love with nature and the world around us. Whether it’s the universe, or our ecosystems, we are biologically driven to feel interconnected with all there is—and what better way to explore that than via the means of science?”
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