A new history of cotton from a global perspective: How the plant's cultivation and a reliance on slave labor ushered in modern capitalism and lay the groundwork for today's economic inequality.
The first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It’s the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.
- Edward O. Wilson Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, and author of "The Ants," "The Naturalist," and a "Nature Revealed: Selected Writings 1949-2006" (Johns Hopkins Press)
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