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The Spice Islands voyage : the quest for Alfred Wallace, the man who shared Darwin's discovery of evolution

Author: Timothy Severin
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a replica of the boat that naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace himself sailed 140 years before him - a prahu, as these sleek Stone Age sailing vessels were called - and with Wallace's own book, The Malay Archipelago, as his guide, Severin embarks on a venture that takes him and his small crew through sparkling coral seas to remote shorelines where they encounter such exotic creatures as green turtles and Red Birds  Read more...
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Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Timothy Severin; Timothy Severin; Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Severin
ISBN: 0786705183 9780786705184
OCLC Number: 38879168
Description: 267 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The fever victim --
Kei Island Prahu --
Big Kei --
Aru --
Turtle Beach --
Jewels of the Moluccas --
The Sago zone --
Red birds of paradise --
Bacan --
Ternate --
Wallace's standard wing --
Maleos and bats --
Gadfly and guru.
Responsibility: Tim Severin ; photographs by Joe Beynon and Paul Harris ; illustrationsby Leonard Sheil.

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"In a replica of the boat that naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace himself sailed 140 years before him - a prahu, as these sleek Stone Age sailing vessels were called - and with Wallace's own book, The Malay Archipelago, as his guide, Severin embarks on a venture that takes him and his small crew through sparkling coral seas to remote shorelines where they encounter such exotic creatures as green turtles and Red Birds of Paradise, flying foxes and Bird-Winged Butterflies. Not only do they discover the unusual flora and fauna that Wallace had recorded in his travels but they also observe the smuggling of rare birds, the destruction of the rainforest, and the selling of endangered species for small fortunes as well as the survival of ancient rituals in tribal rule and the emergence of an environmental awareness among the Indonesian islanders."--BOOK JACKET.

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