Biophilia

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Harvard University Press, 1984 - 157 páginas
Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an eloquent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life—biophilia—is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living species.
 

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This book is almost like a love story. It is one of the best books that I have ever red. It is a book that does great service to science in general; biology in particular; and, especially the ... Leer reseña completa

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I wouldn't go so far as to say that Wilson invented the notion of biophilia (although I believe he invented the term in 1979). Before and since 'Biophilia' a number of scientists and philosophers who ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Prologue
Bernhardsdorp
1
The Superorganism
21
The Time Machine
37
The Bird of Paradise
49
The Poetic Species
55
The Serpent
81
The Right Place
101
The Conservation Ethic
117
Surinam
139
Reading Notes
145
Acknowledgments
157
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He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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