Sociobiology : The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Sociobiology : The New Synthesis, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

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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 tumultuous round in the age-old nature versus nurture debate. Although voted by officers and fellows of the international Animal Behavior Society the most important book on animal behavior of all time, Sociobiology is probably more widely known as the object of bitter attacks by social scientists and other scholars who opposed its claim that human social behavior, indeed human nature, has a biological foundation. The controversy surrounding the publication of the book reverberates to the present day.

In the introduction to this Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, Edward O. Wilson shows how research in human genetics and neuroscience has strengthened the case for a biological understanding of human nature. Human sociobiology, now often called evolutionary psychology, has in the last quarter of a century emerged as its own field of study, drawing on theory and data from both biology and the social sciences.

For its still fresh and beautifully illustrated descriptions of animal societies, and its importance as a crucial step forward in the understanding of human beings, this anniversary edition of Sociobiology: The New Synthesis will be welcomed by a new generation of students and scholars in all branches of learning.


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Details

Author(s)
Edward O. Wilson
Format
Paperback | 720 pages
Dimensions
246 x 248 x 39.12mm | 435g
Publication date
24 Mar 2000
Publisher
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Imprint
The Belknap Press
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, Mass., United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
2nd New edition
Illustrations note
31 halftones, 209 line illustrations, 43 tables
ISBN10
0674002350
ISBN13
9780674002357
Bestsellers rank
238,471