I've just received the following notice about an upcoming NOVA show on the life of biologist/myrmecologist E. O. Wilson:
NOVA is excited to partner with organizations that share our passion for scientific discovery as we spread the word about upcoming shows. On Tuesday, May 20, we invite you to join us for a look at the life and work of renowned Harvard entomologist and conservationist E.O. Wilson. From his groundbreaking discoveries about ant culture to his controversial take on the biological basis for human behavior, NOVA presents a sweeping chronicle of Wilson's extraordinary career. In six decades exploring treasure-troves of biodiversity across the globe, Wilson has discovered more than 300 new species and emerged as an outspoken environmental advocate, fighting to preserve the astonishing diversity of our planet for the next generation of naturalists.
"Lord of the Ants" will premiere Tuesday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/PT on most PBS stations. To check your local listings, please visit: PBS - Nova schedule
You can also learn more about Wilson's career--and get a close-up look at some of the planet's wildest ant varieties-- here.
We hope you will help us get the word out about "Lord of the Ants" by passing the attached e-card on to friends and colleagues who might want to tune in. Thank you!
Best wishes, NOVA
Even though I'm vehemently opposed to applying sociobiology to human behavior, I found this piece about E.O. Wilson very engaging. He comes off as a very sympathetic environmentalist, deeply concerned about shrinking biodiversity. Good stuff.
Good documentary. PBS has the whole episode online.