Sociobiology: The New Synthesis

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis

View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities" Harvard University Press is proud to announce the re-release of the complete original version of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis--now available in paperback for the first time. When this classic work was first published in 1975, it created a new discipline and started a View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities" Harvard Un...

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Title:Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
Author:Edward O. Wilson
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Genres:Science
ISBN:Sociobiology: The New Synthesis
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:720 pages pages

Sociobiology: The New Synthesis Reviews

  • Alex
    Mar 15, 2007

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

  • Joseph
    Jun 26, 2007

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

  • Amy
    Aug 17, 2007

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

  • Sherwin
    Aug 10, 2007

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

  • Adam
    Aug 18, 2007

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

  • Michael
    Jan 12, 2008

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jan 31, 2017

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

  • Tracy
    Jul 06, 2018

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

  • Jim Dyer
    Apr 24, 2013

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

  • Jamie
    Jul 09, 2011

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

  • Sylvie
    May 21, 2008

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

  • Bill Johnson
    Apr 06, 2012

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

  • Thalia
    Apr 30, 2010

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

  • Robert Nelson
    Jul 26, 2010

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

  • Bob Wrathall
    Nov 04, 2012

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

    The text book on sociobiology. You should read this book. ...

  • Shadday
    Jul 03, 2017

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

  • Peter Brooks
    May 17, 2012

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

  • Sonya
    Nov 14, 2011

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

  • William
    Oct 13, 2015

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

    The text book on sociobiology. You should read this book. ...

    It is a textbook so please don't expect a 'page turner' but it is filled to the brim with amazingly helpful information. ...

  • Ohr
    Jun 08, 2013

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

  • Brian Beard
    Jul 01, 2013

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

    The text book on sociobiology. You should read this book. ...

    It is a textbook so please don't expect a 'page turner' but it is filled to the brim with amazingly helpful information. ...

    ...

  • Meg
    Nov 14, 2017

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

  • Leonardo
    May 12, 2016

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

  • Frank Ashe
    Oct 15, 2015

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

  • Shawn
    Mar 02, 2014

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

    The text book on sociobiology. You should read this book. ...

    It is a textbook so please don't expect a 'page turner' but it is filled to the brim with amazingly helpful information. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Shafi Safat
    Jan 13, 2015

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

    Quite amazing how social structures span so many different species, from communication, hierarchies, leaders, learning, groups, love, emotions and altruism. We as a species are advanced but not so unique. Fascinating how certain species naturally adapt in a few generations (or perish) ...

    Si no entiendo mal, este libro es la base de la sociobiología, defendida por Pinker y que fue acusada de eugenesica al darle relevancia a la participación biológica en la toma de decisiones, con lo que echa por tierra la teoría de La tabla rasa. ...

    It is a long time since this has come out and the subject has moved an enormous distance since then, as well as, being renamed 'evolutionary psychology' along the way. This is, though, a brilliant and entertaining book and is, one can say aptly, seminal. ...

    Contains full text of the hardcover first published in the 1970's. I read and studied the hardcover during the early 1980's. An impressive work whether or not you have the same or different perspectives, assumptions, analogies as the author. ...

    This book blew me away. The attacks on it seemed to be based on straw men. ...

    Part of who I am. read in grad school in 1976, the year it came out. Established Wilson as one of my biology heros. ...

    It is a bedrock in modern biology, as well as modern sociology. A muct-read for multidisciplinary science believers. ...

    Fascinating and surprisingly easy to read for such a dense and esoteric subject. ...

    Originally published in the '70s, this book is about as controversial as they come. E.O. Wilson specializes in the social networks of ants. Really interesting stuff. Still relevant. ...

    The very controversial presentation of Dr. Wilson's ideas concerning the behavior of all living beings as discussed on the 5/20/08 Lord of the Ants program on NOVA. ...

    As a Lewontin-esq person myself, I was suprized I still enjoyed this book so much. ...

    among the smartest folks of the last hundred years ...

    Groundbreaking at the time, still worth a pickup from the lay reader. ...

    The text book on sociobiology. You should read this book. ...

    It is a textbook so please don't expect a 'page turner' but it is filled to the brim with amazingly helpful information. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Paul
    Jan 04, 2016

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

  • Michael Belcher
    Dec 21, 2017

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...

    As a nature writer, I deeply enjoy E.O. Wilson's work. In Sociobiology (and the new edition with lots of lovely photos, etc.), I am less thrilled. Sociobiology tends to assume (and not necessarily demonstrate) that all behaviors are genetically determined. This may be a tempting as...

    What can you say about an author who establishes his own scientific discipline with a single book? Spectacular! A must have for the bookshelf of anyone -- amateur or professional -- with an interest in the nexus between sociology and biology; between individual survival and social reci...

  • Peter Reczek
    Jul 06, 2018

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

  • Rodney Jenson
    Feb 16, 2017

    Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Edward O. Wilson ?????: ???????????? (???? ????? ???????)? ???????: ?????? ??????? ?????: ????????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ????????? 1384? ?? 352 ?? ??...

    Read the original in college...will always be relevant. Humans are animals, get over it. Humans are special, so is every living thing. ...

    "Camus said that the only serious philosophical question is suicide. That is wrong even in the strict sense intended. The biologist, who is concerned with questions of physiology and evolutionary history, realizes that self-knowledge is constrained and shaped by the emotional control c...

    Wow. WAAAAAAAAAAAAY over my head on this one, but when I could parse out meaning, it was pretty cool stuff. I mean, cool in the sense that it validated all of my thinking with regards to why animals, people in particular, act like they do. I imagine that this book is to modern anima...

    Incredible text; a book to double check through one's library before purchasing a copy. There is nothing I can add here or elsewhere, and so this is more of a digital note to self than a review. You'll never have to do anything save suppress a philosophical roll of the eyes the next ti...

    I'm a sociologist and Wilson is kind of the boogey man to us. I was pleasantly surprised though when finally reading this. Not because I think he explains much human social stuff, but because he's much more modest than reductionists like Dawkins, and he at least nominally recognizes th...

    Amazing that so many nuts object to this book. Basically humans are just another animal, behave like animals and have instincts like animals, below the veneer of civilisation and intelligence. Only egotistical people (such as creationists) would believe otherwise. Get over yourselves! ...

    A classic. Long and requires a significant commitment, this book is a text that serves better as a reference. Reading the chapters on primates for a full appreciation of its significance and controversy ...

    This tome was very informative and very thorough. It was also way too dense for most lay people. If it was intended as a textbook, it serves the purpose well. Not so much as a little light reading. ...

    Makes so much sense.... ...