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Edward Osborne Wilson (1929-2021)

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Often given the title of “Ant Man” or “Father of Biodiversity,” Edward Osborne Wilson is a biologist and writer who is known for his environmental advocacy. He was a research professor for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. As a writer, his two most iconic works that won Pulitzer Prizes for General Nonfiction are One Human Nature and The Ants. In the nineties, Wilson published three books about the unity of nature and social sciences. In academia, he co-founded the E.O Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, which finances a science writing award at Duke University.

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