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The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O.Wilson

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*** As a boy, famed scientist Edward O. Wilson spent his happiest days outdoors hunting for fish, snakes, and bugs in Florida and Alabama. Drawing from Wilson’s autobiography Naturalist, author Sara van Dyck shows how the shy boy who loved ants grew into the man who became a world leader in nature conservation. He believes that there is always more to discover and has dedi ...more
Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Published January 27th 2012 by Sara van Dyck (first published September 21st 2011)
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Eric Timar
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific children’s book about the entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Wilson is an emeritus professor at Harvard who has written books about diverse subjects including human and animal behavior, but The Boy Who Loved Ants focuses on his youth and his early studies. The book is listed as being for ages 7 and up.

The writing is very smooth; van Dyck is a former teacher, and it shows. (She has published other books with traditional publishers.) The story starts with Wilson at age 6 and most of
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Bob Rich
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O. Wilson is a brilliant little book. It will inspire any thoughtful elementary school child into caring for the small creatures of nature. Using simple, clear language appropriate to the age group, and interesting pictures, it carries several important ecological lessons, teaching without preaching.
Another message is resilience. Professor Wilson lost most of the sight of one eye as a boy. Even before that, he was smaller than others, shy and withdrawn. And yet, he
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Joyce Shelleman
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Boy Who Loved Ants is a delightful and highly readable true story about scientist Edward O. Wilson’s ant research. Yes, ants! It reminded me of my childhood and I believe that every child will find something to like about this book. It is filled with insights to the ecology and climate change as well as important concepts about life. And it's written in a simple and clear way that I found appealing. Children will see how Edward had ideas and worked hard to set them in motion, ending up with ...more
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I studied science in college and became a teacher. One of my greatest pleasures has been publishing four nature books for children, including my latest e-book, "The Boy Who Loved Ants: Edward O. Wilson," a short bio of the eminent entomologist. Google the title, or visit http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/....
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