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The heretic in Darwin's court : the life of Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Ross A Slotten
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During their lifetimes, Wallace and Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. This book explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of the Victorian traveler, scientist and spiritualist. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross A Slotten
ISBN: 0231130104 9780231130103 0231130112 9780231130110
OCLC Number: 53938034
Description: viii, 602 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins of a heretic --
The struggle for existence --
A daring plan --
Travels on the Amazon ... --
... And the Rio Negro --
Disaster at sea ... and a civilized interlude --
The Malay Archipelago --
The mechanism revealed --
Beautiful dreamer --
A turn toward the unknowable --
The olympian heights and the beginnings of the fall --
Wallace and the descent of man --
The descent of Wallace --
The war on spiritualism --
Phoenix from the ashes --
To the land of epidemic delusions --
The new nemesis --
Thoroughly unpopular causes --
Satisfaction, retrospection, and work --
A national treasure celebrated.
Responsibility: Ross A. Slotten.
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Explores the life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace, Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. This biography also  Read more...

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