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E.O. Wilson-Of Ants and Men chronicles the famed biologist love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. His work with ants led to his studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and the discipline of sociobiology was founded. His work in the great National Park of Gorongosa, brings together the great themes of his life and work: nature and humanity's place in it.
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4.9

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4.0

Good film, although lacking in diverse perspectives

By Datafan

from Washington, DC

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Comments about PBS E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men DVD:

The contents, production quality, and message of this film are all great. Very compelling documentary.

That said, the one thing that bothered me more and more as I watched it was a lack of diverse perspectives from the speakers in the film. In short, every expert with a speaking role in the film was an older white man. No women were given speaking roles. One black man spoke, but he was a football player - he didn't speak about biodiversity or environmentalism.

As the US becomes increasingly "majority minority", it is important that we see a diversity of perspectives included in discussions about environmental topics. If biodiversity is seen as the domain of older white men, then we won't have enough interest from the rest of the population to enact the measures we desperately need.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb!

By Sabear

from Downeast Maine

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Comments about PBS E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men DVD:

Excellent documentary on a vital soul in the scientific community. My students (undergraduate) LOVED this introduction to E.O. and his caring for our planet...
As the 5 stars say "doesn't get any better!"

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

society of humans

By Weasle

from Mariposa, CA

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Comments about PBS E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men DVD:

Fabulous production - saw this after I had just read Wilson's THE SOCIAL CONQUEST OF THE EARTH - absolutely fascinating. I have learned so much.

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply brilliant.

By soccerMom

from Chapel Hill, NC

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Comments about PBS E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men DVD:

Beautifully produced and lovingly told by one of the most important scientists and conservationists of our time. Touted as the "Father of Biodiversity and Sociobiology," Wilson gives us remarkable insights into why we are here, how we are interconnected, and why we should care, especially for the earth and all Her creatures--both great a small.(I'll never look at an ant the same way!) Bravo PBS and E.O. Wilson!

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men

By BVM

from Glendale, AZ

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Comments about PBS E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men DVD:

tripped upon it,
fascinating.

WOW!

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