Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters from the Malay Archipelago

Edited by John van Wyhe  and  Kees Rookmaaker

Synopsis: This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia), which led him to come independently to the same conclusion as Charles Darwin: that evolution occurs through natural selection. Beautifully written, they are filled with lavish descriptions of the remote regions he explored, the peoples, and fascinating details of the many new species of mammals, birds, and insects he discovered during his time there.

Published: November 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-0199683994

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