Naturalist (book)

Naturalist is an autobiography by naturalist, entomologist, and sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson first published in 1994 by Island Press. In it he writes on his childhood and the beginnings of his interest in biology, on his work in entomology and myrmecology, on his work with biogeography, and on several of his writings including on his controversial work Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975), as well as several other subjects.[1] It was awarded the 1995 Los Angeles Times book prize for Science and Technology publication.[2]

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Cover of the first edition
AuthorEdward O. Wilson
PublisherIsland Press
Publication date
Media typePrint
508/.092 B 20
LC ClassQH31.W64 A3 1994
Followed byIn Search of Nature 

In 2020, a graphic novel version was published, adapted by Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer.[3]


  1. ^ Naturalist. by Edward O. Wilson Author(s) of Review: Paul F. Starrs Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 86, No. 2 (June, 1996), pp. 358-360
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times. "1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 10, 2003. Retrieved February 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "Book Review: Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation by Edward O. Wilson, Jim Ottaviani & C.M. Butzer". Culturefly. 2020-12-08. Retrieved 2021-01-26.

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