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In Darwin's shadow : the life and science of Alfred Russel Wallace : a biographical study on the psychology of history

Author: Michael Shermer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Virtually unknown today, Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with Charles Darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his Victorian peers as a man of formidable mind and equally outsized personality. Michael Shermer rescues Wallace from the shadow of Darwin in this biography. Here we see Wallace as perhaps the greatest naturalist of his age-spending years in remote jungles,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Charles Darwin; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shermer
ISBN: 0195148304 9780195148305
OCLC Number: 48475382
Description: xx, 422 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Uncertain beginnings --
The evolution of a naturalist --
Breaching the walls of the species citadel --
The mystery of mysteries solved --
A gentlemanly arrangement --
Scientific heresy and ideological murder --
A scientist among the spiritualists --
Heretical thoughts --
Heretical culture --
Heretic personality --
The last great Victorian --
The life of Wallace and the nature of history.
Responsibility: Michael Shermer.
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Virtually unknown today, Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with Darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his peers as a man of formidable mind and outsized  Read more...

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a triply fascinating book that contains original research and interpretations full of insight Adrian Barnett, New Scientist

 
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