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December 10, 2012

Originally posted on Research & Collections:

Hero of the Planet visits the Nature Research Center

Nature’s Secrets by Meg Lowman

Destroying a tropical rain forest and other species-rich ecosystems for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner.
E.O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology at Harvard University

E.O. WilsonThe world-acclaimed biologist, Edward O. Wilson, is writing a book for young people called “Letters to a Young Scientist” scheduled for publication in early 2013. Several years ago, Wilson wrote a novel. Although it sounds slightly out of context for one of the world’s top scientific experts on biological diversity, this Harvard University professor has embarked on a desperate quest. He has no time to lose. His urgent mission is to communicate science effectively to the public, especially messages about the astonishing losses of biodiversity on Earth. With some futility, he has tried myriad approaches to garner attention for his mission — novels…

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