The Creation is E. O. Wilson’s most important work since the publications of Sociobiology and Biophilia. Like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, it is a book about the fate of the earth and the survival of our planet. Yet while Carson was specifically concerned with insecticides and the ecological destruction of our natural resources, Wilson, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, attempts his new social revolution by bridging the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of fundamentalism and science. Like Carson, Wilson passionately concerned about the state of the world, draws on his own personal experiences and expertise as an entomologist, and prophesies that half the species of plants and animals on Earth could either have gone or at least are fated for early extinction by the end of our present century.

The book that launched a movement: “Wilson speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all” (Oliver Sacks).

“If humankind finds a way to live in peace together, and in harmony with nature, E. O. Wilson will have played a unique role in that deliverance.”—Jeffrey Sachs

“One of our greatest thinkers says we can only rescue the earth by starting with its smallest inhabitants. … Read this book.”—The Times (London)

“Rarely has the divide between secular science and revealed religion been bridged so gracefully.”—Robert Lee Holtz, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A contemporary jeremiad … at times searing, at times soaring.”—Tom Levinson, Chicago Tribune

About the author:

E. O. Wilson has written more than twenty books and has received more than one hundred awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Medal of Science. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

175 pages, 5 3/8 x 8
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