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Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace; Andrew James Berry
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2002.
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Alfred Russel Wallace was 35 and stricken with malaria in the Moluccan Islands when, in a feverish flash of light, he stumbled on the theory of natural selection. It was his letter to Darwin about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Collected Works
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace; Andrew James Berry
ISBN: 9781859846520 1859846521
OCLC Number: 48065763
Description: xvii, 430 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Stephen Jay Gould --
Editor's note --
Biographical sketch --
Very dull, ignorant, and uneducated person ; Journeys ; Intellectual life : satisfaction, retrospection and work ; Domestic life : gardening and rural walks --
Anthology --
Science --
Evolution : Beginnings ; Sarawak law ; Ternate paper ; Thunderbolt from a cloudless sky : Darwin and natural selection ; Evolution by natural selection ; Agreeing with Darwin ; Disagreeing with Darwin ; Biogeography ; Natural history and conservation ; Geography, geology, and glaciology --
Humans --
Uncivilised people ; Being apart : human evolution ; Human improvement --
Spiritualism and metaphysics --
Strange doings : conversion ; To excite to inquiry : spiritualism and science ; World viewed through the lens of spiritualism --
Travel --
Expectations ; City life ; Life in the field ; Industrious and persevering traveller ; Tedious and unfortunate : hazardous voyages ; Want of harmony between man and nature : American travels --
Social issues --
Evolution of a socialist ; Robbery of the poor by the rich : the land problem ; Public health ; Institutional reform ; Public education ; Capitalism and empire --
Coda : Wallace and Darwin.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Berry ; with a preface by Stephen Jay Gould.
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