The Social Conquest of Earth

By Edward O. Wilson. Norton/Liveright, $27.95 (9780871404138).


In this passionate analysis of the human condition, renowned biologist Wilson guides us through the great maze of evolutionary adaptations that led to our ancestors’ “advanced social life,” the biological wellspring for tribalism, art, and morality.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2012 - Selection(s)