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Where worlds collide : the Wallace line

Author: Penny Van Oosterzee
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like his friendly rival and fellow biologist Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace travelled the world collecting and studying species that were new to science. His legacy is the Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary which doesn't simply explain where animals live today but provides a key to their evolution. His idea has had a profound effect on all biological thinking to the present day. Penny van Oosterzee has
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Van Oosterzee
ISBN: 0801484979 9780801484971
OCLC Number: 37179532
Notes: Previously published: Victoria : Reed, 1997.
Description: xiv, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Penny Van Oosterzee.

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Alfred Russel Wallace, the father of biogeography, discovered the flora and fauna of the South East Asian islands and the extraordinary way in which they are geographically distinct. In a lively  Read more...

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