Wilson, Edward Osborne

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Wilson, Edward Osborne (1929-) is an American biologist known for his contributions to the study of animal societies. Wilson helped develop the field of sociobiology, which studies the biological basis for the social behavior of human beings and animals.


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