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Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

Author: Edward O. Wilson
ISBN #: 0679450777
Price: $12.00
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1998
shelf wear to the tips, corners and edges of the book and jacket, front endpaper creased, clean and unmarked. From Wikipedia: "Wilson held that with the rise of the modern sciences, the sense of unity gradually was lost in the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge in the last two centuries. He asserted that the sciences, humanities, and arts have a common goal: to give a purpose to understanding the details, to lend to all inquirers "a conviction, far deeper than a mere working proposition, that the world is orderly and can be explained by a small number of natural laws." Wilson's concept is a much broader notion of consilience than that of Whewell, who was merely pointing out that generalizations invented to account for one set of phenomena often account for others as well." 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.