This weekend I ran into this delightful video by NOVA about E.O. Wilson, an entomologist, conservationist and one of my favorite humans ever. Wilson’s child-like enthusiasm for ants has translated into a couple dozen books and a pile of prestigious awards, including 2 Pulitzer prizes and the 2007 TED prize.
Coincidentally I was also learned this weekend that he recently published a new book… a novel! In Anthill, warring ants function as commentary on the behavior of human society. Hmmm… sounds like another favorite book of mine, Watership Down.
E.O. Wilson is the reason why I clap in delight when I see a cool bug and why I protect scorpions from my silly freaked-out friends when we’re camping. Hopefully one day I’ll get to hear him lecture and shake his hand.
It’s good to have heroes.Vodpod videos no longer available.
After a very long wait, I finally got a copy of his book, THE ANTS, earlier this year. It really is required reading. 🙂
Jealous jealous me!
Way cool. Thanks for sharing!