On Human Nature by E. O. Wilson

On Human Nature is a 1979 Pulitzer prize-winning book by the Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson. The book tries to explain how different characteristics of humans and society can be explained from the point of evolution. He explains how evolution has left its traces on the characteristics which are the specialty of human species like use of sex for pleasure, generosity, self-sacrifice and worship. The book is considered as an effort to complete the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into social sciences and humanities.

The 853rd greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
ON HUMAN NATURE Kindle Edition 96066 2012
On Human Nature Hardcover 224125 $50.00 $6.41 1978
On Human Nature Paperback 1154896 $0.95 $0.01 1988
On Human Nature Mass Market Paperback 2152324 $87.02 $5.87 1982
On Human Nature (Penguin Science) Paperback 7113380 $0.77 2001
On Human Nature (Penguin Science) Paperback 6165530 $0.79
On Human Nature: With a new Preface, Revised Edition Paperback 91692 $20.14 $8.86 2004