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In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace A Biographical Study in the Psychology of History

Biography / Memoir
By: Michael Shermer(Author)
422 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs, maps
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About this book

Biography of Alfred Russel Wallace, co-discoverer of natural selection with Charles Darwin and an eminent Victorian scientist.

Contents

Introduction: Genesis and Revelation; Prologue: The Psychology of Biography; 1. Uncertain Beginnings; 2. The Evolution of a Naturalist; 3. Breaching the Walls of the Species Citadel; 4. The Mystery of Mysteries Solved; 5. A Gentlemanly Arrangement; 6. Scientific Heresy and Ideological Murder; 7. A Scientist Among the Spiritualists; 8. Heretical Thoughts; 9. Heretical Culture; 10. Heretic Personality; 11. The Last Great Victorian; 12. The Life of Wallace and the Nature of History; Epilogue: Psychobiography and the Science of History; Appendix I: Endnotes; Appendix II: Biography of Wallace's Archival Sources; Appendix III: Biography of Wallace's Published Works; Appendix IV: General Biography; Index

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Biography / Memoir
By: Michael Shermer(Author)
422 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs, maps
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a triply fascinating book that contains original research and interpretations full of insight Adrian Barnett, New Scientist

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