Letters to a Young Scientist (MP3 CD)

By Edward Osborne Wilson, Joe Barrett (Performed by)
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Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into an audiobook 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 listeners.

About the Author


Edward O. Wilson, one of the world's preeminent biologists, is the author of more than twenty-five books, including "Sociobiology", the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Ants", and the best-selling novel "Anthill". A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years but don t hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four very grown children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781491525906
ISBN-10: 1491525908
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: April 7th, 2014
Language: English