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Naturalist E.O. Wilson- Lord of the Ants - NOVA
Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a particular line of research and alters our perspective on the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man. NOVA's Lord of the Ants profiles this soft-spoken Southerner renowned for his scientific study of ants that led to his 1975 book Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, where he put forth the notion that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Though sociobiology was a controversial new discipline at the time, today experimental science shows that genes do play a role in aspects of human behavior.
E.O. Wilson is an icon of our times: a lord of the ants who sought to explain nature on earth and who now fights for its survival through his worldwide conservation efforts. Actor and environmentalist Harrison Ford narrates this engaging portrait of a ceaselessly active scientist and eloquent writer, who has accumulated two Pulitzer Prizes among his many other honors.
E.O. Wilson was renowned for his scientific study of ants. His 1975 study concluded that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Though sociobiology was a controversial new discipline at the time, today's science shows that genes do play a role in aspects of behavior. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: TELEVISION Rating:&nbs
||Naturalist E.O. Wilson- Lord of the Ants, Harrison Ford|
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||August 12, 2008|
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ants and biodiversityNov 05, 2010
By P. B. Frandsen
Narrated by Harrison Ford, the Lord of the Ants wonderfully depicts important lessons from our minuscule co-inhabitors of this planet, ants. It also provides background on one of the world's finest naturalists, E. O. Wilson. He teaches important information on the biodiversity crisis that we face on the planet and outlines some of the things that need to change in order to save the earth's precious biodiversity. Highly recommended for anyone interested in these issues.
Boss Dog of Personalized ScienceMay 29, 2013
By Arthur B. Kennedy
"hp calc dude"
E.O. brings it right home from his vast knowledge of ants to our prospects for continued happy existence on this sweet world.