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Archipelago : the islands of Indonesia : from the nineteenth-century discoveries of Alfred Russel Wallace to the fate of forests and reefs in the twenty-first century

Author: Gavan Daws; Marty Fujita
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Indonesia is a land of incomparable beauty and diversity. It was also the biological laboratory of Alfred Russel Wallace, who, working independently of his contemporary Charles Darwin, developed the theory of evolution by natural selection." "Wallace was a man of many parts: adventurer, explorer, collector, socialist, spiritualist, early feminist, global thinker, writer. Archipelago takes us on Wallace's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavan Daws; Marty Fujita
ISBN: 0520215761 9780520215764
OCLC Number: 41049535
Notes: "Published in association with the Nature Conservancy."
Description: xii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 x 28 cm
Contents: The evolution of a naturalist --
Preparing for the Archipelago --
Borneo: encountering the Orangutan --
Bali, Lombock, and Celebes: Wallace draws the line --
The Moluccas: illness and inspiration --
The islands of Ké, Aru, and New Guinea: land of the bird of paradise --
Java, Sumatra, and home: realizations --
From the Malay Archipelago to Indonesia: spanning the centuries.
Responsibility: Gavan Daws and Marty Fujita ; prologue by Edward O. Wilson ; epilogue by John C. Sawhill.
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This text sweeps from the time of Wallace's 19th-century discoveries in biogeography to the looming biodiversity crisis, from the exploration of natural wonders to the exploitation of natural  Read more...

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