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Wilson, Edward Osborne

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

US biologist, entomologist, sociologist, and popularizer of science


main founder of sociobiology


professor of biology at Harvard University 1956-1958


professor of zoology at Harvard University 1958–


co-wrote "The Theory of Island Biogeography" 1967, "A Primer of Population Biology" 1971, "Caste and Ecology in Social Insects" 1978, "Genes, Mind, and Culture: The Coevolutionary Process" 1981, "Promethean Fire: Reflections on the Origin of the Mind" 1983, "The Ants" 1990 (Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction 1991), wrote "The Insect Societies" 1971, "Sociobiology: The New Synthesis" 1975, "On Human Nature" 1978 (Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction 1979), "Biophilia: The Human Bond to Other Species" 1984, "In Search of Nature" 1996, "Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge" 1998, autobiography "Naturalist" 1994