Death – Obituary One of the giants of #biodiversity research has passed away. I love his book “Th

Death – Obituary –

One of the giants of #biodiversity research has passed away. I love his book “The Naturalist” and I start out with a quote from it when I teach about soils.

OBITUARY E.O. Wilson, naturalist dubbed a modern-day Darwin, dies at 92 https://t.co/xX4ffzRHlW

Source by Matthias C. Rillig

What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.