Lord of the Ants

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E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Find out how the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation plans to preserve biological diversity by implementing business and educational strategies in the service of conservation. Also, learn more about Wilson's life and work.

Encyclopedia of Life
Track the progress of this ambitious new site as The Encyclopedia of Life team attempts to post detailed profiles for all of the approximately 1.8 million known species on Earth.

On this site from the California Academy of Sciences, read field guides, compare ant images, and download a Google Earth plug-in to explore geographically linked information on various ant species.

The American Museum of Natural History hosts this searchable database of ant species around the world. Check out its related blog page and extensive glossary of social insect terminology.

Biodiversity Hotspots
This Conservation International site lists geographic areas with details about their specific environmental concerns. Click on a location's name and see a map of that region accompanied by a photo, climate overview, and description of the plant and animal life currently threatened.

Big Think—E.O. Wilson
Hear more from E.O. Wilson at his website on Big Think.


Here are the 12 books (3 coauthored) by E.O. Wilson that are discussed in Man of Ideas:

The Theory of Island Biogeography
Robert H. MacArthur & E.O. Wilson. Princeton University Press, 1967.

The Insect Societies
E.O. Wilson. Belknap Press, 1971.

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
E.O. Wilson. 25th anniv. ed. Belknap Press, 2000.

On Human Nature
E.O. Wilson. 25th anniv. ed. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Genes, Mind and Culture: The Coevolutionary Process
Charles J. Lumsden & E.O. Wilson. 25th anniv. ed. World Scientific Publishing, 2005.

E.O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, 1984.

The Ants
Bert Hölldobler & E.O. Wilson. Belknap Press, 1990.

The Diversity of Life
E.O. Wilson. Harvard University Press, 1992.

E.O. Wilson. Island Press, 1995.

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
E.O. Wilson. Knopf, 1998.

The Future of Life
E.O. Wilson. Knopf, 2002.

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
E.O. Wilson. Norton, 2006.

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