Author: Edward O. Wilson. Wilson believes that all knowledge is intrinsically unified and that behind disciplines as diverse as physics and biology, anthropolgy and the arts, lies a small number of natural laws, whose interlocking he calls consilience. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. Ranging the spectrum of human knowledge and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, this book is science in the grand visionary tradition of Newton, Einstein, and Feynman. Softcover.