Synopsis of Biophilia (1984)


"Wilson's primary thesis is that human beings find themselves only as they accept their place in the matrix of living organisms that exists in time and space. He points to the obligatory and intricate relationships that must be maintained if organisms are to survive and refers to the countless modifications of nucleic acid molecules that must have occurred through eons of time to make possible these relationships. As he discusses organisms and the relationships among them, Wilson describes his experiences as a naturalist in Surinam, . . . {discusses} the activities of 'tough' ecologists associated with the Minimum Critical Size Project of the World Wildlife Fund, relates some of his experiences as a boy becoming a naturalist and presents . . . {an} argument for human concern for nonhuman species and their environments." (Choice)


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