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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

Overview
Works: 901 works in 3,034 publications in 12 languages and 42,387 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: DS601, 575.0162
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Most widely held works about Alfred Russel Wallace
 
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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 by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

240 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,764 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
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 )

91 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Russel Wallace is best known as the codiscoverer, with Charles Darwin, of natural selection, but he was also history's foremost tropical naturalist and the father of biogeography, the modern study of the geographical basis of biological diversity. Island Life has long been considered one of his most important works. In it he extends studies on the influence of the glacial epochs on organismal distribution patterns and the characteristics of island biogeography, a topic as vibrant and actively studied today as it was in 1880. The book includes history's first theory of contin
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

101 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

60 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 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 editor by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

115 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 684 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
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 )

54 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

65 editions published between 1870 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biologist philosopher; a study of the life and writings of Alfred Russel Wallace by Wilma B George( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 580 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
The wonderful century : its successes and its failures by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

89 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural selection and tropical nature : essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

28 editions published between 1891 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 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)
Darwin, Wallace, and the theory of natural selection; including the Linnean Society papers by Bert James Loewenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 365 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."
Tropical nature, and other essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

32 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

24 editions published between 1879 and 1888 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

15 editions published between 1907 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land nationalisation, its necessity and its aims; being a comparison of the system of landlord and tenant with that of occupying ownership in their influence on the well-being of the people by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

65 editions published between 1882 and 1912 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ěōllēs, A. Ṛ. 1823-1913

Uoles, Alfred 1823-1913

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Wallace, A. R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913.

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Wallace, Alfredo de Russell 1823-1913

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Валлас, Альфред Россель 1823-1913

Воллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

Воллэс, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913

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Уоллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913

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Island life, or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climatesDarwinism; 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 editorContributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essaysThe world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purposeThe wonderful century : its successes and its failuresInfinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthologyNatural selection and tropical nature : essays on descriptive and theoretical biology