Kathy Horton and the Naturalist

A new edition of the Naturalist by two-time Pulizer Prize Winner E. O. Wilson has just come out in 2006, first published in 1994. See quotes below from Dr. Wilson on Kathy Horton, such as that she provided him with "invaluable editorial assitance and advice" over the past years.

Here's Kathy in 1988.
Kathy in 1988

The caption for the photo below (between pages 208 and 209) is
"Kathleen Horton, Ed, and Bert Holldobler with the newly finished manuscript of The Ants, June 29, 1988"

Kathleen Horton, Ed, and Bert Holldobler with
the newly finished manuscript of The Ants, June 29, 1988

On page 324 of the Naturalist in Chapter 16 titled "Attaining Sociobioliogy," E. O. Wilson writes this paragraph

In the prepration of the vertebrate sections of Sociobiology, I was boosted by an exceptional quality of support resulting, I am inclined to think, from sheer good luck. Decisive parts of the bibliographic search and manuscript editing were conducted by Kathleen Horton, who had joined me in 1965 and acquired a hight level of expertise in the difficult and sometimes arcane disciplines that feed into sociobiology. Nearly thirty years later, she continues this vital role across a broad range of biological subjects.

E. O. Wilson's final paragraph of his "Acknowledgements," p. 379, is

As for all my books in the past, back to The Theory of Island Biogeography with Robert MacArthur in 1967, I am grateful to Kathleen M. Horton for her invaluable editiorial assistance and advice.

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