Books and Movies Reviews


As written by author Edward O. Wilson
As myfirst introduction into the memoir genre of literature, Naturalist was grand in its content, interesting, and thought provoking. The combination of anecdotes of early childhood and the complexity of bio-classification and biochemistry is an exhilarating workout of emotions and mind.
As much as the entirety of the book was enjoying, the most enthralling, by far, was the tales of adventure in the stages of his early childhood. I was able to relate to his journeys because I too explored the tidal regions of the Gulf coast in Perdido Bay. Any person in the world can think back to their childhood and empathize with the emotions of excitement of the unknown that Wilson had. This touched me on an emotional level.
For example, his endless explorations on the beach during all hours of the day and thefirst sight of large enigmatic creatures that had never existed in his mind until that moment sparked my memory and emotions. The situations that were most intriguing were the incident with the pinfish skewering his eye and the crocodile attack on his inspiration and colleague, Philip Jackson Darlington. As horrific as they were, the mood made the situations comical.
It was obvious, by looking at these childhood memories of Wilson's, that he would grow up to be a scientist, more specifically a biologist. He showed so much interest in capture and classification and wanting to learn everything he could about animals he found, it's no wonder he ended up in the field he is presently in.
Not as exciting as they veryfirst part, but interesting in its own right was Wilson's adventures in classification. Not only do you get to know the character and his hard-working values, but also you understand his passions. I found it fascinating that he found a new species of ant. This is astonishing to me. The discovery of a new species that will be recognized around th