Edward O. Wilson was an American biologist and the leading authority on ants whose study led to some of the biggest and most provocative scientific ideas of the 20th century—the biological basis to human behavior(sociobiology) and that preserving biodiversity is key to the planet’s survival.
His biological specialty was myrmecology, the study of ants, which he was considered the world’s foremost expert. But it was the stewardship of nature that animated him most. It was behind the founding of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and his effort to find common ground between science and faith.
Wilson, know as the ‘ant man’ and ‘Darwin’s natural heir,’ published more than 20 books over his life, some of which are available in our digital catalog by clicking on the images below: