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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

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Works: 1,218 works in 3,977 publications in 6 languages and 49,995 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Recipient, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH31.W2, B
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Most widely held works about Alfred Russel Wallace
 
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Most widely held works by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

207 editions published between 1869 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of peace and the absurdity of fighting are demonstrated in seventeen stories and poems by outstanding authors of today such as Jean Fritz, Milton Meltzer, and Nancy Willard, illustrated by famous illustrators such as Paul Zelinsky, the Dillons, and Maurice Sendak
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

102 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This late 19th-century historical work is an analysis of the theories of Charles Darwin and how they apply to science
Island life, or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

94 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace's Island Life is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. It focused on the detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. Like Darwin, Wallace classified islands as either oceanic (no previous connection to a land mass) or continental (previously connected to a land mass). He considered the means by which each class of island might become colonized, the types of animals most likely to perform the necessary migrations, and the conditions-such as major climactic or geologic change-under which the migrations might have been made. Wallace was the first to use the new knowledge of Pleistocene ice ages to explain certain phenomena of animal distribution, and in Island Life he speculated about the possible causes of glaciation. He was one of the few 19th-century scientists to realize that astronomical causes alone would not suffice, but had to be combined with a corresponding elevation in the northern land mass -- Abe books website
The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

61 editions published between 1876 and 2005 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallace, together with Darwin was the founder of modern evolutionary theory, and when Darwin received Wallace's paper of 1858 (a year before the publication of the Origin of Species), he wrote to Lyell "All my originality, whatever it may amount to, will be smashed"."I never saw a more striking coincidence.Your words (referring to Lyell's earlier warnings that Darwin might be anticipated) have come true with a vengeance." In 1858 Wallace was already preparing an announcement of an importent zoogeographical discovery, which proposed a boundary line dividing the archipelago of Indo-Malayan and Australian zoological regions. The culmination of Wallace's approach was achieved in his monumental two-volume "The geographical Distribution." and it is a pioneer-work in zoogeography."--Abebooks website
The annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace( )

43 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a wealth of detail about pre-modern life in the Indonesian archipelago which Wallace accumulated on over 60 separate journeys spanning some 14,000 miles. He was equally fascinated by the exotic peoples, flora and fauna he encountered in his epic travels. His basic thesis stands to this day: that two separate biological zones border these islands, separated by the deep-water channel now known as the Wallace Line, running between Bali and Lombok, which only a relative handful of species have crossed. This book remains one of the great classics of natural history and travel a century and a half after it was first published
Man's place in the universe; a study of the results of scientific research in relation to the unity or plurality of worlds by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

60 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

32 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles darwin's sketch of 1842; Charle darwin's essay of 1844; On the evidence favourable and opposed to the view that species are naturally formed races, descended from common stocks; On the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection
Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

65 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) is regarded as the co-discoverer with Darwin of the theory of evolution. It was an essay which Wallace sent in 1858 to Darwin (to whom he had dedicated his most famous book, The Malay Archipelago) which impelled Darwin to publish an article on his own long-pondered theory simultaneously with that of Wallace. As a travelling naturalist and collector in the Far East and South America, Wallace already inclined towards the Lamarckian theory of transmutation of species, and his own researches convinced him of the reality of evolution. On the publication of On the Origin of Species, Wallace became one of its most prominent advocates. This second, corrected, edition (1871) of a series of essays published in book form in 1870, shows the development of his thinking about evolution, and emphasises his admiration for, and support of, Darwin's work
The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1910 preface Alfred Russel Wallace writes that his book, subtitled "A manifestation of ceative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose," is a half-century of thought on evolution, covering plant life, geological formations, natural selection and, finally (going a step further than Darwin), the idea that evolution might suggest that the universe had a purpose or a "Life Principle"--The ultimate purpose of that life-development being Man
Biologist philosopher; a study of the life and writings of Alfred Russel Wallace by Wilma B George( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social environment and moral progress by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

27 editions published between 1913 and 2018 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before entering on the question of the relation of morality to our existing social environment, it will be advisable to inquire what we mean by moral progress, and what evidence there is that any such progress has occurred in recent times, or even within the period of well-established history. The belief was once prevalent, and is still held by many persons, that a knowledge of right and wrong is inherent or instinctive in everyone, and that the immoral person may be justly punished for such wrongdoing as he commits. But that this cannot be wholly, if at all, true is shown by the fact that in different societies and at different periods the standard of right and wrong changes considerably. We are obliged to conclude, therefore, that what is commonly termed morality is not wholly due to any inherent perception of what is right or wrong conduct, but that it is to some extent and often very largely a matter of convention, varying at different times and places in accordance with the degree and kind of social development which has been attained often under different and even divergent conditions of existence. The actual morality of a community is largely a product of the environment, but it is local and temporary, not permanently affecting the character. To bring together the evidence in support of this view, to distinguish between what is permanent and inherited and what is superficial and not inherited, and to trace out some of the consequences as regards what we term "morality" is the purpose of the present volume"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Natural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

39 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1895 and it is now republished with a brand new introductory biography. 'Natural Selection and Tropical Nature Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical Biology' is a collection of essays that detail Wallace's observations of various bird species and outlines some of his ideas relating to evolutionary theory
Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of a botanist on the Amazon & Andes : being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga and Pastasa : as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849-1864 by Richard Spruce( Book )

41 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having previously embarked on a collecting expedition to the Pyrenees, backed by Sir William Hooker and George Bentham, the botanist Richard Spruce (1817–93) travelled in 1849 to South America, where he carried out unprecedented exploration among the diverse flora across the northern part of the continent. After his death, Spruce's writings on fifteen fruitful years of discovery were edited as a labour of love by fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913), whom Spruce had met in Santarém. This two-volume work, first published in 1908, includes many of the author's exquisite illustrations. Showing the determination to reach plants in almost inaccessible areas, Spruce collected hundreds of species, many with medicinal properties, notably the quinine-yielding cinchona tree, as well as the datura and coca plants. Featuring four maps, Volume 2 includes discussion of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes and the cinchona forests of western Chimborazo
The wonderful century : its successes and its failures by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

54 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the leading evolutionary thinkers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for working in parallel with Darwin on evolution and natural selection. A social reformer and a prolific writer, he criticised the social and economic system in nineteenth-century Britain, and raised concerns over the environmental impact of human activity. First published in 1898, this book looks back over the history of the nineteenth century, and describes its material and intellectual achievements with the aim 'to show how fundamental is the change they have effected in our life and civilization'. The book surveys technological inventions such as the railway, the telegraph and telephone, as well as photography. But it also analyses the century's 'failures', and discusses the issues of poverty, greed and militarism
Tropical nature, and other essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

38 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in English and German and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes referred to as 'the grand old man of science', Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a naturalist, evolutionary theorist, and friend of Charles Darwin. In this study of tropical flora and fauna, he takes the reader on a tour of the equatorial forest belt - the almost continuous band of forest that stretches around the world between the tropics. There, chameleon-like caterpillars alter the colours of their cocoons, parasitical trees override their hosts with spectacular aerial root systems, and some of the most pressing questions of Victorian evolutionary science arise: how do animals and plants come to be brightly coloured? Can their adaptations provide clues about past geological eras? And was Darwin wholly correct in his theory of sexual selection? First published in 1878, Wallace's book is a skilfully written reflection of contemporary naturalism, still highly readable and relevant to students in the history of science
Darwin, Wallace, and the theory of natural selection; including the Linnean Society papers by Bert James Loewenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commemorate[s] the centennial of the meeting of the Linnean Society, July 1, 1858, and the paper of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace which were read there."
Is Mars habitable? : a critical examination of Professor Percival Lowell's book "Mars and its canals," with an alternative explanation by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

26 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work offers a critical examination of Percival Lowell's book Mars and Its Canals and gives an alternative explanation for the canals' appearance
Natural curiosities by Alfred Russel Wallace( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting their owner's taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a microcosm expressing the diversity of God's creation
 
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The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature
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Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applicationsA narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley. With a biographical introd. by the editorThe annotated Malay ArchipelagoContributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essaysThe world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purposeNatural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biologyInfinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthologyThe wonderful century : its successes and its failuresNatural curiosities
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Alfred Rassel Uolles

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Alfred Russel Wallace britischer Zoologe

Alfred Russel Wallace British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist

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Άλφρεντ Ράσελ Γουάλας

Алфред Расел Валас

Алфред Расел Волес

Алфред Ръсел Уолъс

Альфред Рассел Воллес

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Альфрэд Расэл Уолес

Валлас, Альфред Россель 1823-1913

Воллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

Воллэс, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913

Уаллес А. Р

Уаллес А. Р. 1823-1913

Уоллес А. Р

Уоллес. А. Р. 1823-1913

Уоллес, Альфред Р 1823-1913

Уоллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

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Уоллэс Р. А

Уоллэс Р. А. 1823-1913

Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913

Уэллас, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913

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