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The Malay Archipelago

Biography / Memoir
By: Alfred Russel Wallace(Author), Andrew Berry(Editor)
652 pages, b/w illustrations, b/w maps
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest – both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world – from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea – and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since.

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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the most important and likeable British scientists of the 19th century. A field researcher of genius, he spent many years in Brazil and southeast Asia, identifying many new species and, independently of Darwin, before developing – in parallel to Darwin – the theory of evolution through natural selection. He effectively created the whole field of 'bio-geography', with the great split between Eurasian and Australasian flora and fauna, which runs through the Malay archipelago, now named the Wallace Line. His research on warning colouration and speciation continues to shape modern research.

Biography / Memoir
By: Alfred Russel Wallace(Author), Andrew Berry(Editor)
652 pages, b/w illustrations, b/w maps
Publisher: Penguin Books
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