On Human Nature

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - Psychology - 260 pages
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In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that would better explain the relevance of biology to the understanding of human behavior.
 

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Contents

DILEMMA
1
HEREDITY
15
DEVELOPMENT
53
EMERGENCE
71
AGGRESSION
99
SEX
121
ALTRUISM
149
RELIGION
169
HOPE
195
GLOSSARY
213
NOTES
223
INDEX
251
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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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